ECHO PARK — The city is apparently going to make it tougher for Dodger fans to park on city streets near the ballpark. The installation of a few, new signs near residences on Academy Road and Scott Avenue inform drivers that they will need a District “D” permit if they want to park on the street four hours before and during any event at the ballpark.
Some of the residents of Echo Park and Solano Canyon have in the past asked for some type of permit parking to keep visiting fans from taking over street parking on game days. It looks like some are finally getting their wish.
The signs, which had been installed last week but covered up with a mint-green material, appeared on a short section of Academy Road near Morton Avenue and at Scott Avenue, east of Portia Street. It’s not clear if more signs are coming.
Who can get a “D” permit and be allowed to park on the street during a stadium event? When does the new permit parking go in effect? A spokesman for Council District 13 said that information will be made available soon.
Update @ 6:13 pm: Council District supplied details about the “D” permits:
Residents on the 1400 Block of Scott, as well as residents on Morton Walk and Morton Place, have petitioned to have this type of “special event” parking district. 13th District staff, along with LADOT, have worked over the last year to come up with a solution to the issues associated with large scale events in Elysian Park.
Last Friday, signs were installed on the 1400 block of Scott Ave., and on Academy Rd. between Morton Ave and Elysian Park Dr. Those signs will instruct drivers that parking is prohibited starting four hours before an event, until the event is over. Vehicles with “District D” permits will be exempt.
Residents of these blocks (including Morton Walk) will be issued District D permits.