St. Pat’s 2016 Coming on March 19

St-Patricks-Day2016The annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and celebration on Lower Greenville will take place this year on Saturday, March 19, 2016. The City has coordinated efforts with the Dallas Police, neighborhood residents, special events office, code, sanitation, parking enforcement, event sponsors, Councilmember Philip Kingston, and others to limit the impact of these events on our Lower Greenville neighborhoods. LGNA included a special flyer with details about the event in its newsletter delivered recently.

This map shows where the “No Parking” restrictions will be in place. Temporary “No Parking” signs will be installed on one side of neighborhood streets. While temporary signs will be posted on Thursday, enforcement will not begin until Saturday. Resident Parking Only is in effect all day Saturday. On streets with Resident Parking Only (RPO), those with the appropriate RPO placards will be allowed to park any time.

Tow trucks will be queued to tow according to the following priority: blocked intersections, blocked driveways, no parking zones. **Please note that ANY vehicle parked in a No Parking, No Standing zone or one that is creating a safety issue will be subject to towing at owner’s expense. Parking enforcement will be patrolling 9am-2am.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  LGNA will be installing the No Parking signs on Thursday March 17 from 3pm to dark. We have hundreds of signs to install and we need volunteers to help. If you are able, please come by 5843 Vanderbilt and lend a hand. You can come anytime between 3pm and dark and we’ll have food and drinks available. It takes about 20 minutes to do one street worth of signs. Even doing one street is a big help to us. Plus, its a great chance to get some fresh air and meet a few neighbors!
Enjoy the day, but please do so safely.

DETAILED EVENT INFORMATION

Time:
9am-6pm on Greenville Ave. between Vanderbilt and Vickery. Streets close 7am-7pm. Street sales of alcohol end 5:30pm or earlier if DPD deems necessary.

Police:
8am-7pm: Officers at event site and conducting neighborhood patrols.
7pm-3am: Officers along Greenville north of Belmont and patrolling the neighborhood (all paid by sponsor). Additional on-duty patrol throughout day and evening.

Alcohol:
No alcohol may be brought into event. Police DWI squad will patrol and arrest for DWI. Taxi stands will be on Greenville.

Other:
Party is 21+ only—IDs will be strictly enforced. City Fire Inspectors will monitor maximum crowd size in the event and buildings. “Respect our Neighborhood” signs and “Don’t Drink and Drive” signs will be posted. Portalets and trashcans will be available. Code and Parking enforcement will patrol to cite violators.

EARLY MORNING EVENTS

Parade:
11am-3:00pm, from Blackwell to SMU Blvd. Concert at 4925 Greenville from 12:00-8:00 pm.

Traffic:
Southbound Greenville Ave. closes at 9am; other streets close at 10am. Streets will reopen when police decide it’s safe. Officers will direct traffic at Greenville and Mockingbird, and on both sides of Central service road from Mockingbird to Blackwell.

REPORTING PROBLEMS

– Call 911 for police, parking and code problems.
– From 9am-2am, police dispatchers will be instructed to forward all calls related to St. Patrick’s Day in Lower Greenville to the police command post at Lee Elementary.

CONSIDERATIONS FOR RESIDENTS HOSTING HOUSE PARTIES

– If holding a private party, please take into consideration your neighbors and surrounding citizens. Police, Fire and Code Enforcement will be enforcing city ordinances.
– Consider shutting down bands or loud music early, prior to complaints being made. Noise may carry several blocks.
– If having an outdoor party, consider providing additional restroom facilities.
– Remind your guests to stay within the 18-foot rule to avoid an open container citation.
– Ensure your guests have safe transportation home. This is a no-refusal weekend and driving under the influence will be strictly enforced.
– Report any suspicious activity or problem locations to 911.

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About Darren Dattalo

Lower Greenville Crime Watch Coordinator
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