Houston council was asked by residents to find parking for the Copeland Avenue baseball diamond and Community Garden. 'There's not enough parking for the baseball diamond plus the Community Garden

Delegation asks council to solve parking issue

A group of residents from the north side of the CN tracks asked council to find a solution for the parking in their neighbourhood.

A group of residents from the north side of the CN tracks is asking council to find a solution for the parking in their neighbourhood.

“Right now we don’t have proper parking for the baseball diamond,” said Harold Delege to council last Tuesday.

“So now, we have people parking on our street.”

Delege said the people who use the ball diamond on Copeland Avenue used to park where the Community Garden is, but with that space filled, they park on Copeland Avenue and Third Street.

With a petition signed by 25 people, the residents are requesting more parking and more signs in that neighbourhood.

“We have two signs that say “No parking,” and people don’t notice it,” Delege said, adding that there’s only one “Emergency Route” sign that most don’t see.

He suggested the Community Garden and baseball diamond share the parking lot, and for the District to post signs so the ball players know they can park there.

Another idea he gave was for the District to remove the trees in front of Copeland Avenue to expand the parking lot and give it better access.

The end of Third Street wouldn’t work for a parking lot, because anybody could hit it out of the park and put it through a vehicle window, Delege added.

Mayor Bill Holmberg said District staff will work on a solution.

“We’ll get back to you with some ideas and hopefully they’ll be ideas that work for you guys,” he said.


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