Extra parking available at Playland Park site on Broadway
Shuttles will run to this campus every 15 minutes.
Published: Friday, August 24, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 13:08
An extra 650 parking spots will be available at the site of the old Playland Park for students, faculty and staff at this college beginning on the first day of classes Monday.
Public information officer Julie Cooper said there are 40 passenger buses that will shuttle students, faculty and staff to and from this college every 15 minutes from 7 a.m.–6 p.m.
The shuttles will only commute between this college and the old Playland Park.
Shuttles will drop off commuters at the Lewis Street and West Dewey Place intersection north of Fletcher Administration Center.
The last shuttle will be leave this college at 6 p.m.
The parking lot is located at 2222 N. Alamo St. and is fenced and will have security.
The parking lot will have lighting after daylight saving time in November, when it will get dark earlier.
Cooper said the college will lose about 450 parking spots because of construction.
Parking spots are limited in Lot 16 for remodeling in Moody Learning Center and in Lot 21 as a staging area for expansion of Scobee Planetarium and the Challenger Learning Center.
Lots 26, 33 and 31, near Main Avenue and West Evergreen Street, are also closed for construction of a garage and the Tobin Hill Lofts, public-private partnership.
Those interested in using the Playland Park area must have a college parking permit, which costs $50 for the academic year.
Parking permits are available at the business office in Room 201 of Fletcher Administration Center.
For students who don’t want to drive to campus, VIA Metropolitan Transit semester passes are also available in the business office for $35.