Evergreen Cemetery entrance road will soon be a no parking zone Monday-Friday
City Manager Jon Jennings, after consultation with district city councilors, the Friends of Evergreen Cemetery, and neighborhood residents and business owners, has decided to designate the entrance road to Evergreen Cemetery as a no parking zone from Monday through Friday in order to “preserve the peace and dignity” of the space.
Parking will still be allowed for funerals during the week and there will be six spaces in front of the cemetery office for cemetery business purposes. The change goes into effect on April 4th. Vehicles that park in the no parking zone will be ticketed and/or towed.
“As we all know, Evergreen is a jewel in the city. The historic nature of the cemetery as being one of the first rural or “garden” designs in the country I think requires us to make it a major priority for preservation and investment,” said City Manager Jennings.
Councilors David Brenerman and Justin Costa supported the change.
Parking control officers started placing notices of the upcoming parking changes on cars on Tuesday, March 22nd. Staff at the University of New England and other neighborhood business owners have been made aware of the changes and are taking the necessary steps to inform students and employees.
UNE offers free parking in the Bishop Street satellite lot for students and faculty/staff with shuttle service to the campus Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.