Parking at the James River Park

“Why Richmond Why?!?” column in Times Dispatch mentions parking concerns along riverfront:

“Burrell said that while we all love the James River Park, there are times of the year where the park may be reaching its “carrying capacity.”

I’ve spent a lot of time in the park on those busiest days. I’ve seen motorists wait in line for 20 to 30 minutes to get into the parking lot at Pony Pasture. I’ve seen motorists overflow parking into the Oregon Hill and Spring Hill neighborhoods to get to Belle Isle. Friends who live near Reedy Creek and 42nd Street have lamented the overflow parking in their neighborhood streets, including people trashing yards with empties and untimely potty breaks.