Kenosha County to restrict parking in Pets’ JR lot
For years, a small group of UW-Parkside students, faculty, and staff have used the Petrifying Springs lot along Highway JR as alternative parking, with at least the tacit approval of the county. However, road construction inside the park and a popular new dog park located near the lot have forced the county to restrict the use of the JR parking facility.
Parking reserved for
Park visitors only.
faculty & staff please use
university parking lots.
will be installed in October.
"Because much of the Petrifying Springs roadway is under construction, closing lots inside the park, and with more people using the dog park, the county needs that space," said UW-Parkside Police Chief Jim Heller.
The substantial increase in traffic at the JR lot has led to increased phone traffic in the county executive's office. Kenosha County officials say it's easy to identify the cars using the lot on a regular basis and hope the signs will change how people use the JR lot. They emphasized the county wants to avoid ticketing and towing cars as a means of enforcement.
"We have employees there all day and they see which cars don't move. They get rather used to seeing the regulars," said Jennie Tunkieicz, chief of staff for Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser. "We plan to regulate it that way. We hope to not have to call the Sheriff's Department."Chief Heller said there is "ample parking available in campus parking lots." Referring to a series of recent articles about university parking on the campus web site, Heller said there are a number of free services--from battery charging to tire changing to shuttle service--offered on the campus lots. He said another article contained ways to save money on university parking including a discounted student parking pass.