Tulip Festival parking tips


Dear Editor, Glebe Report

This year’s Tulip Festival runs from May 12-22 and with the closing of the Dow’s Lake parking lot, visitors wishing to take in the annual display of thousands of tulips might find that parking a vehicle will be a challenge.

Alternative parking lots include the one on Beech St. between Preston St. and Rochester St., about a half kilometre from the Dow’s Lake Pavilion, or the parking lot for the Agricultural Museum which is located south of the Ornamental Gardens on Prince of Wales Drive. This lot is 1.1 kilometres from the Dow’s Lake Pavilion. Both of these lots charge parking fees.

To accommodate those who are mobility challenged, there will be reserved parking on the east side of Dow’s Lake Road between Crescent Heights and Kippewa Drive, for vehicles that display the accessibility parking permit. This restriction will be in force throughout the 11 days of the festival.

Coach buses will be parking at Carleton University but will unload and load their passengers on Carling Avenue near Commissioners Park.

Monica Olney

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