City of Detroit Offers Advice For Red Wing Victory Celebration
DETROIT, June 13 /PRNewswire/ -- All Red Wings fans and celebrants planning to attend the June 17 parade and rally should be prepared for weather conditions and dress accordingly. Fans also are encouraged to bring plenty of water, as public drinking fountains along the route are limited. The City of Detroit expects approximately one million fans. Those visiting or working in downtown Detroit should be prepared for large crowds. Portable toilets are available along the parade route and at Hart Plaza. A handicapped seating area is available at the northeast corner of Grand Circus Park. PARKING/SHUTTLE SERVICE Parking is available at all Municipal Parking garages and lots downtown. However, City officials are warning motorists of a popular parking scam involving con artists posing as parking personnel and collecting money from drivers waiting to park. Motorists should pay only those parking attendants authorized to collect funds. Employees of authorized parking lots and garages wear badges that indicate the parking facility is licensed by the City of Detroit. Individuals who park in privately-owned lots and garages should not pay more than the posted rates. Parking lot operators are reminded that rates may not be increased without the approval of the Detroit Consumer Affairs Department. Such approval must be requested 30 days in advance. The Municipal Parking Department recommends the following parking facilities: * Cobo Roof Deck Garage 625 West Congress * Cobo Hall Garage 475 Washington Boulevard * Cobo Arena Garage 200 Civic Center Drive * Millennium Garage 432 East Congress * Grand Circus Park Garage 1600-01 Woodward Avenue * First & Bagley Garage 1731 First Street * Third and Michigan 604 Abbott In addition, the Detroit Department of Transportation will provide parking shuttle service from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to and from the First and Bagley and Third and Michigan parking facilities. Cost for the service is 50 cents each way and buses will run at 10-minute intervals. The pickup site will be located on the west side of Woodward. The drop off location will be at Park Street and Washington Boulevard near Grand Circus Park. Downtown parking patrons should look for bright green "P" signs, which identify MPD facilities. For more information on parking, call the Detroit Municipal Parking Department at (313) 877-8022. DETROIT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION During the events, DDOT's regular service routes that travel from the east will operate from Cadillac Square between Bates and Randolph. Routes that travel from the west will operate from Capitol Park at State and Griswold. RESTRICTED SPECTATOR AREAS To ensure public safety, the City of Detroit Police Department has restricted the following areas along the parade route: * Compuware Construction area - East side of Woodward at Monroe, south of Grand River Monroe between Randolph and Woodward * Kennedy Square Construction area - South side of Michigan Avenue between Woodward and Griswold West side of Woodward between Michigan and Fort Street * Premier Garage - No spectators will be allowed at the Premier Garage * Jefferson Avenue - No spectators will be allowed on the median of Jefferson Avenue RESTRICTIONS Under no circumstances will fans be allowed to cross parade barriers along the parade route or at Hart Plaza. Police will remove any violators. No vendors will be allowed in the Central Business District without prior approval from the City of Detroit Consumer Affairs Department. Food and beverage vendors will be on site at Hart Plaza. The following is prohibited at Hart Plaza: * Alcoholic beverages * Glass containers * Roller skates or inline skates * Skateboards * No climbing on Dodge Fountain * No open fires * No pets For more information, go to the City's Web site at www.ci.detroit.mi.us. MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT - Click Here http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X57288448
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