DCR Opens Resident Parking at Castle Island due to Blizzard Parking Ban
Castle Island Parking Lot OPEN to vehicles with valid South Boston Resident parking stickers at 6 p.m. until 24 hours after the DCR parking ban is lifted.
All vehicles not displaying a South Boston resident parking sticker are asked to exit the Castle Island parking lot before 6 pm on Monday, January 26, 2015 due to parking restrictions created by the Blizzard. DCR will accommodate vehicles with valid South Boston resident parking stickers at Castle Island from 6 p.m. on Monday, January 26th until 24 hours after the DCR parking ban is lifted. Stay tuned for Media Advisories. No parking in restricted areas.
DCR Opens Parking at Nantasket Beach State Reservation due to Blizzard Parking Ban
Nantasket Beach Parking Lot # 7 and # 8 OPEN to vehicles until 24 hours after the DCR parking ban is lifted.
Lot #7 and Lot #8 are open for resident parking effective immediately. The entrances to Lot #7 and Lot #8 are located on George Washington Boulevard. Parking will be permitted until 24 hours after the DCR parking ban has been lifted. No parking in restricted areas.
DCR Parking and Recreational Advisory
Parking Ban and Rink Closures Due to Winter Storm
Monday, January 26, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. until further notice.
(Snow Emergency and Parking Ban) Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, Medford, Milton, Chelsea, Revere, Lynn, Winthrop.
DCR rink and visitor centers also close.
DCR will implement a number of measures to prepare for the severe winter storm forecast for the next several days.
DCR will institute a snow emergency and parking ban on ALL DCR roadways and parkways beginning Monday, January 26th, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. until further notice. The Massachusetts State Police (MSP) will ticket and tow any vehicles parked along DCR roadways after the snow emergency and parking ban goes into effect.
Due to the effects of the winter storm, DCR advises drivers of the increased potential for coastal roadway closures due flooding along several roads during the snowstorm, including but not limited to: Morrissey Boulevard in Boston, Nantasket Avenue and Hull Shore Drive in Hull, Quincy Shore Drive in Quincy, Winthrop Parkway and Winthrop Shore Drive in Winthrop, and Revere Beach Boulevard in Revere. DCR advises drivers to be aware of the potential for road closures and seek alternate routes.
In addition, DCR managed rinks and park visitor centers will close at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 26, 2015 until further notice. The Melnea A. Cass Recreation Center will close at 6:00 p.m. DCR staff will work to reopen these facilities as the storm dissipates, but advises residents of potential delays and to use caution when visiting parks and report any safety concerns to staff.
Seasonal Recall Meeting Rescheduled
Due to the predicted blizzard, the South Region Recall Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at Fall River HSP has been rescheduled to Thursday, February 12, 9:30am (snow date February 13). The West Region Recall Meeting will take place on January 29 as scheduled at 9am at the West Regional Headquarters in Pittsfield.