The Irish Are Coming!

In just a few weeks, Lower Greenville will be awash in green once again for the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade and festivities. Saturday, March 14, thousands of people are expected to descend on the neighborhood as they enjoy the parade north of Mockingbird, parties at Greenville and McCommas and the block party between Vanderbilt and Llano.

LGNA volunteers have been working with City staff, the Dallas Police Department, other neighborhood associations, and local businesses to help make it a better experience for neighbors and lessen the negative impact on our residential area.

TEMPORARY NO-PARKING SIGNS WILL BE POSTED BY NEIGHBORHOOD VOLUNTEERS ON THURSDAY EVENING, MARCH 12.

Enforcement will not begin until Saturday morning. Most blocks within the LGNA area – Ross to Mockingbird, Greenville to Skillman – will have either temporary no-parking signs, permanent no-parking, or day-long resident parking only.

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED TO HELP POST THE SIGNS ON THURSDAY, MARCH 12.

Volunteers can arrive any time after 3pm until dark to receive posting assignments at 5843 Vanderbilt. Crews consist of a driver and one to two “installers” to walk along and post signs. Instructions and some mallets are provided, but please bring hammers and mallets if you have them. Posting will continue until all signs are placed. A light dinner will be provided by LGNA and local restaurants and businesses.

THE CITY’S ST. PAT’S TRAFFIC PLAN AND NO-PARKING MAP IS INCLUDED IN THE NEWSLETTER YOU RECEIVED ON YOUR DOORSTEP.

We try to post all 700+ signs correctly and the City’s parking-enforcement officers generally make a sweep to ensure proper placement. If you think any signs were posted incorrectly, email crimewatch@lgna.net.

DUPLEX OR APARTMENT RESIDENTS WHO NORMALLY PARK ON THE STREET SHOULD PLAN AHEAD.

No-parking signs will be posted and enforced on one side of the street. Police do not make parking exceptions for residents, and some have had difficulty in past years parking in front of their own residences.

RESIDENTS BETWEEN MCCOMMAS AND MOCKINGBIRD SHOULD EXPECT HEAVY PARKING STARTING EARLY IN THE DAY.

This is due to people parking south of Mockingbird and walking north to the parade.

RESIDENTS ON RPO BLOCKS SHOULD BE AWARE THAT ON MARCH 14, RPO WILL BE ENFORCED ALL DAY.

Even residents’ vehicles must display an RPO tag all day. Tags must be purchased in advance. To purchase additional RPO tags or guest temporary tags, call 214-670-4024. Visit www.LGNA.net/events/resident-parking-only for more information.

THE 5700 BLOCKS OF STREETS ADJACENT TO THE BLOCK PARTY WILL BE BARRICADED.

If you are having a house party, let guests know to arrive early. Guests can speak with officers at manned posts to enter, but parking may not be available, and they may not be allowed past barricades.

CALL 911 FOR POLICE, PARKING, CODE, ETC. PROBLEMS.

From 9am-2am, police dispatchers will be instructed to forward all St. Patrick’s Day-related calls in Lower Greenville to the police command post at Geneva Heights Elementary on Matilda between Goodwin and Vanderbilt.

DPD URGES RESIDENTS TO BE CONSIDERATE OF THEIR NEIGHBORS AND SURROUNDING CITIZENS.

Police, Fire, and Code Enforcement will be enforcing all City ordinances.

Each year has seen incremental improvements to fine-tune control of the huge crowds, heavy traffic, litter, illegal parking and other issues associated with the events along Greenville Avenue. These improvements are possible because of the hard work of over 100 volunteers every year. Let’s all do our part to make St. Pat’s 2020 one of the safest and best yet!