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  Special Events & Lot Clearing Announcements Construction Updates  
Date: 10-19-2009
Subject: Halloween 09 Parking Regulations

Halloween Parking Regulations

Halloween regulations are effective beginning Friday, October 30, 2009 at 3 p.m. through Sunday, November 1, 2009 at 7 a.m.

Due to the large number of individuals that will be coming to Athens for the Halloween celebration, Parking Services will only allow Ohio University faculty/staff and currently enrolled students to park in University lots. Any vehicle that can not be identified as belonging to an Ohio University faculty/staff member or student will be towed.

Additionally, the Baker University Center Garage will be closed to the public after 5 p.m. on Friday, October 30, 2009 and will remain closed until 8 a.m. on Sunday, November 1, 2009.  The garage will only function for those with reserved permits.  There will not be any pay-by-the-hour parking during this time frame.

The following criteria will be used to identify a vehicle as belonging to a faculty/staff member or student:

1. A CURRENT/VALID Ohio University faculty/staff permit displayed clearly on the rearview mirror.

2. A CURRENT/VALID Ohio University student permit displayed clearly on the rearview mirror. This does NOT include Hocking College Student Employee permits, High School Student Employee Permits, Ridges Student Employee Permits, or any other permits restricted to a specific time (such as 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.).

If you are a student and you do not currently have a parking permit from Parking Services (parking permits for various apartments and other parking areas will not be considered), you will not be able to park your vehicle in a University lot during the Halloween Celebration.

All Ohio University faculty/staff and students that wish to park on campus during the Halloween celebration are encouraged to ensure they can be identified as such. Parking Services is not responsible for vehicles not displaying information identifying them as a faculty/staff or student member and towed from University lots.

Vehicles that do not display a faculty/staff or student permit will be cited and towed immediately at the owners/drivers expense. Please refer to the following zone map to find out where your vehicle was towed (determined by the area your vehicle was parked).


This zone map is only valid for Halloween tows.

Ohio University does not sell parking within ANY University lot during Halloween weekend. Do not purchase parking from anyone claiming to work for Ohio University or Parking Services within a University lot. If you are approached to purchase parking over Halloween weekend within a University lot, contact the Ohio University Police Department immediately at 740-593-1911.

Athletic Events & Parking Arrangements

There will be a basketball game, cross country banquet, and a swimming & diving meet occuring on campus Friday, October 30, 2009 which conflicts with the times in which the lots are restricted for Halloween weekend.  Therefore, Parking Services has made parking provisions for these events. 

Parking has been designated in lots 127, 128, 129 (the Convocation Center Garage outter ring parking areas--there is NO PARKING in the Convocation Center Garage itself without a University permit), 132 (Peden Stadum along Richland Avenue), 134 (Walter Hall), 79 (across from Nelson), and 93 (covered tennis courts) to accomodate parking for these events until 10 p.m. on Friday night only.  Guests attending these athletic events must ensure their vehicle is not in these lots after 10 p.m. on Friday to avoid a citation and/or being towed.

Halloween Weekend parking is available at the Athens County Fairgrounds. Gates open at 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 30 and will remain open all weekend. The cost is for the entire weekend (Friday Oct. 30 to Monday November 2, 2009) is $20.  Single day parking may be purcahsed at $10 per day.   City buses will be running. Security will be on the grounds. Parking areas will be well lighted with a shuttle from your car to the buses. Port-a-johns will be on the grounds. Proceeds benefit the Junior Fair Program. No Advance Sales please. The Athens County Fairgrounds may be contacted via e-mail at fairdays@frognet.net or by calling 740-592-1532.

Parking will NOT be sold at HDL Center.  Please be aware the majority of the HDL center lot now belongs to Ohio Univesity and will be enforced as mentioned above.

Questions or concerns regarding Halloween parking should be directed to the department of Parking Services at 740-593-1917.

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