Entertainment District Parking Ordinance Aims to Protect Neighborhoods

Earlier this year, the Arlington City Council adopted an Entertainment District Parking Ordinance designed to protect neighborhoods within the Entertainment District from cut-through traffic and other nuisances that stem from special event guests who park on neighborhood streets instead of in designated paid parking lots.

The ordinance, which the City will begin enforcing starting Saturday, Sept. 15, will prohibit on-street parking in three residential areas only during select AT&T Stadium events listed on the City’s Entertainment District Special Events Parking webpage. The City Council approved the City’s ability to establish these temporary No Parking zones in response to residents’ concerns about the ability for emergency vehicles to easily get in and out of their neighborhoods.

“We strive to protect and maintain neighborhood integrity while ensuring our Entertainment District visitors have a great experience,” Deputy Chief Leland Strickland said. “If fans choose not to park in designated event parking lots, their vehicles are not properly protected, and they could be towed.”

The Arlington Police Department held neighborhood meetings in June, July and August to answer questions from affected property owners.

The City of Arlington has established the Entertainment District Special Event Parking webpage to provide residents and visitors with information about which stadium events the Entertainment District No Parking zones will be in effect. Questions can be sent to eventparking@arlingtontx.gov.

The temporary No Parking zones will be activated during all Dallas Cowboys home games as well as select concerts, sporting events and other high-profile activities at the stadium, which can hold up to 110,000 fans. The Arlington Police Department has identified these events based on factors that include projected attendance and previous neighborhood integrity concerns.

Residents who live in the identified zones are encouraged to sign up through Nixle, an alert notification system, to receive Arlington Police Department notifications by text and/or email regarding the special events times and dates when on-street parking will be prohibited. (Please see instructions on how to sign up for Nixle in the bulleted list below).

The City has installed folding No Parking signs, which are flipped open to be visible when on-street parking is not permitted. Signs will be flipped open to be visible 24 hours prior to the special event. The City plans to begin enforcement, at a minimum, three hours before the stadium event is under way.

 What residents and visitors should know:

  • Three Entertainment District No Parking Zones have been established. These areas are generally identified as:
    • Stadium West Zone: This area is directly west of AT&T Stadium and is roughly bounded by Slaughter Street to the north, Collins Street to the east, North Street to the south and Mesquite Street to the west.
    • Roosevelt Zone: This area is northwest of AT&T Stadium and is roughly bounded by Andrews Street to the north, Collins Street to the east, Randol Mill Road to the south and Mesquite Street to the west.
    • Woodbrook Zone: This area is north of AT&T Stadium and is roughly bounded by Road to Six Flags Street to the north, Willowbrook Street to the east, Woodbrook Street to the south and Collins Street to the west.
  • During Dallas Cowboys home games and other marquee events, “No Parking” signs may be activated in any or all of the zones. When the signs are activated, all on-street parking is prohibited
  • The on-street parking prohibition applies to all public streets where No Parking signs are activated.
  • All vehicles parked on-street where No Parking signs are visible are subject to removal via towing.
  • Exceptions to the ordinance include vehicles stopped to make deliveries, drop off passengers to the residences, or to provide maintenance, repair or lawn service to a residence within the Entertainment District No Parking Zone.
  • Residents who live in the designated zones are encouraged to sign-up through Nixle to receive text and email alerts from the Arlington Police Department for event times and dates when the Entertainment District Parking Ordinance is in effect by texting STADIUM to 888-777.
  • Residents can also follow Arlington Police Department news through Nixle by texting FOLLOWAPD to 888-777.

 

10 thoughts on “Entertainment District Parking Ordinance Aims to Protect Neighborhoods”

  1. i understand in November their is a meeting at city hall. We all need to show up and let the
    board know how we feel.

  2. Awesome so not only do we get questioned coming into our own neighborhood we also cant have friends or family over on Thanksgiving or Christmas because there’s no where to park. I dont like having to tell cops my address everytime i want to come and go its none of there buisness i should be able to have who ever i want when i want at MY HOUSE i paid for without being harassed everytime. I shouldn’t be stopped for no reason. There’s a cop blocking every street its like fort Knoxs up in here. Also the barricades are so close to the main roads a car coming in has to block traffic until the road is clear for the car leaving.

  3. This is outrageous and once again residents are victimized by this stadium– arlington councils excuse for this ordinance, is emergency vehicles cannot get through streets which is false because not only CAN they, but what is the difference between getting through on a game day and a non game day when we are parked on the street ( if no outside residents are suppose to park here)- some people have a small driveway- i have a decent driveway but have six cars to our household (two of which park on the street at all times)- when i called arlington they stated “you will have to figure something else out” – LIKE WHAT?!?! — park illegally somewhere else because we cannot park in front of our own home??– truth is they did this to stop non residents from parking, which is needed but give us stickers or something to tell the difference and temp stickers for our guest — we had to park on the grass which is also in violation of code enforcement — not only do we have to fight just to get to our home through traffic – listen to noise – having strangers and congestion all in our neighborhoods some of which are very disrespectful but now we cannot even park in front of our own home — what about the holidays ?? My only day off with my family is sundays and now i can forget about having anyone at our house — my parents live with me because they have reached an age where they no longer can take care of themselves and our home is where thanksgiving is – christmas- birthdays-and where family and friends come to check on them — this is the best city council can come up with ?!?!?! Sounds like we need to vote in some new members — so can anyone please point me in the right direction on how to get an ordinance overturned?!?!

    1. Consider voting FOR term limits this upcoming election. (November 6, 1028)

      Make sure you are REGISTERED to vote before October 9th. Term limits can help address issues like this, better opportunities to get ordinances such as this abolished.

  4. I agree with what Mr Leonard……. This neighbor was here long before AT&T.
    We pay our taxes and now the city of Arlington is telling us we can not park
    in front of our home, If we do our cars will be towed.
    We have Family and Friends that come over during that time. Once again the
    City of Arlington is telling us, we can not have any one over when a special
    event is going on.

    We did not receive any info regarding a neighbor meeting. It is great
    you have a police car at the entrance of Woodbrook editions ( only 2 ways in).

    The City of Arlington needs to put them self in our place. I know you are
    thinking that this is the right thing to do…….GUESS WHAT….IT’S NOT.

    Once again, We pay our taxes (we are not ON A MAIN STREET) WE SHOULD BE
    ALLOWED TO PARK AND HAVE FAMILY AND FRIENDS WHEN EVENT IS GOING ON

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      Make sure you are REGISTERED to vote before October 9th. Term limits can help address issues like this, better opportunities to get ordinances such as this abolished.

  5. I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again….THE PROBLEM ISN’T PEOPLE PARKING ON THE STREETS FOR THESE EVENTS..IT’S OUR INABILITY TO ACCESS COLLINS AND ROAD TO SIX FLAGS DURING SAID EVENTS BECAUSE OF THE TRAFFIC CONGESTION !!!! Some of these days they have set fall over the Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years holidays when some people have out of town friends and relatives coming in for said holidays….WHERE DO YOU PROPOSE THEY PARK !!!!!

    1. Im with you tommy– they are suppose to be making things safe and easy for surrounding residents of this stadium– but so far all we have been is VICTIMIZED

      1. Consider voting FOR term limits this upcoming election. (November 6, 1028)

        Make sure you are REGISTERED to vote before October 9th. Term limits can help address issues like this, better opportunities to get ordinances such as this abolished.

    2. Consider voting FOR term limits this upcoming election. (November 6, 1028)

      Make sure you are REGISTERED to vote before October 9th. Term limits can help address issues like this, better opportunities to get ordinances such as this abolished.

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