Roadside parking

Discussion in 'The Country Club' started by StevieY19, Jun 30, 2015.

  1. StevieY19

    StevieY19 Member

    I've been seeing more vehicles parked in grassy areas by ponds, park benches ect.

    Full size cars, golf carts suv's. Today heading to Legacy Blvd there were two Sheriff's cars
    with a car pulled over in the grassy median.

    What is the verdict. Are we going to see more and more people parked along the road
    or we going to be seeing signs similar to the "no fishing behind homes" warnings?
     
  2. Steve Metcalf

    Steve Metcalf Super-Star Member

    I don't think there is really anything they can do about people parking on the street. Even over night.
     
  3. StevieY19

    StevieY19 Member

    The car was actually parked in the grass between the road and the sidewalk.

    I understand cars will have to be left on the street....it won't be long until we have
    a couple of teen age drivers ourselves. :eek: So at some point we will have 3 cars with
    room for only two in our garage/driveway.
     
  4. luby162

    luby162 Super-Star Member

    Not looking forward to going thru that again.....
     
  5. StevieY19

    StevieY19 Member

    Sorry if that's a sore spot....I'm not sure how I feel about it either way....if someone wants to pull off the road to
    take photographs of wildlife, try catching fish, watch alligators, deer...I would rather have them off the road
    than in the road...also seems like a waste for two police cruisers to be tied up so something so trivial.
     
  6. Steve Metcalf

    Steve Metcalf Super-Star Member

    The CDD might give you a hard time about parking on the street overnight if someone complains. The new rules they sent out say no parking on any street in the CC overnight or after a certain time, I forget. But I'm not sure if that can be enforced.

    I haven't seen any cars parked on the grass. Just the occasional car pulled over to take a gator pic etc.
     
  7. David

    David Super-Star Member

    HOA regulations forbid overnite parking- but if its a county owned road without any no parking signs- I'm waiting for someone to spend the money to challenge this in court.
     
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  8. luby162

    luby162 Super-Star Member

    my neighbors were hit with a 300 dollar find for forgetting their car was in the street overnight, they fought it and eventually were refunded.... the sign just says no overnight parking, curious as to when overnight starts ?? 1 am, 3 am, 11 pm ??? what about if i come home from work and park in street at 5 am ??? needs to state the hours of no street parking....
     
  9. Steve Metcalf

    Steve Metcalf Super-Star Member

    The rules in the Country Club state "Parking any vehicle on the street between the hours of 10pm and 8am is strictly prohibited". It is probably stated in your HOA rules.

    Are the streets in Central Park public or private roads? I think that's the defining point.
     
  10. luby162

    luby162 Super-Star Member

    ahhhh, CP doesn't state any times just no overnight parking .... I have been told they are private but not 100 % sure on that.
     
  11. David

    David Super-Star Member

    Like I said, having lived in LWR for 15 yrs, all the HOAs prohibit overnite parking- some define times- e.g. between 11 p.m.& 5 a.m.- but to my knowledge if its a county road, without county no parking signs, it will not hold up in court- but then, I'm not a lawyer. Some HOA regs are bluffs- if you challenge them with a layer, they back off.
     
  12. Robert Teem

    Robert Teem Well-Known Member

    What's next, VIP parking on the greens or roving tow trucks?
     

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  13. StevieY19

    StevieY19 Member

    I apologize for starting such a dung storm :) My post was poorly worded....my question was about parking on the grass area
    between the roadway and the sidewalk....as in pulling up over the curb and parking in the grass.

    No overnight parking....just nature watching, fishing, stopping the car for photography....nothing more than
    a couple of hours.

    Is this something that is going to incur a fine? Or possibly a friendly "please move along"? It obviously will not
    incur a parking ticket as the sheriffs dept. pulled away and the car and fisherman remained in the same place.

    If this is the case it would make a quite a bit easier for me to load my vehicle up with my heavy, old manual focus
    lenses and park in the grass....rather than choose a couple of lenses and lace up my walking shoes :)
     
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  14. StevieY19

    StevieY19 Member

    So what is the verdict? I've started a similar topic....if this is ok....it's going to make taking photo's a whole lot easier for me.
     
  15. Robert Teem

    Robert Teem Well-Known Member

    sorry Stevie, other thread seemed to be about roadside parking
     
  16. Lakewood Ranch Talking

    Lakewood Ranch Talking Administrator Staff Member

    I merged the threads since they are so similar.
     
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  17. StevieY19

    StevieY19 Member

    No sir. It was actually started by myself. I'm an avid photographer with a collection of some really nice old
    canon manual focus lenses. If we are allowed to pull up onto the grass it would give me more options to get
    to places that are too far for me to walk.
     
  18. Robert Teem

    Robert Teem Well-Known Member

    Honestly I find this parking behavior rather offensive considering the large parking lot at the clubhouse.
     
  19. StevieY19

    StevieY19 Member

    I do live here. But have not purchased a membership to the clubhouse. Nor will I. Does this mean I could park at the clubhouse to access the area?

    Otherwise, if it is not illegal to pull up into the grassy areas to enjoy what the area has to offer
    you can be sure I will taking advantage of it.

    For residents who can't park at the clubhouse and walk hundred of yards, this may be a viable option.

    I don't want to offend you. But if parking in a manner that has been deemed legal offends you then
    by all means.....prepare to be offended.
     
  20. StevieY19

    StevieY19 Member

    That just seems like an incredible overreaction. Though from what I've been learning in my short 5 months in the area....it seems like sometimes the
    people with the power enjoy the power over the people.

    I would hope your neighbors received some sort of reimbursement for their time/energy/distress....though I doubt it works that way lol.....my god...if i had
    received a fine like that when I was a kid I would have had to give them my car plus $100 lol!
     
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  21. Robert Teem

    Robert Teem Well-Known Member

    you don't need a membership to park in the lot, as for your attitude to knowingly park where you obviously shouldn't (hence your thread) and your belief it is somehow deemed legal I say go for it!
     
  22. AKulie

    AKulie Member

    Thanks for the fame. Or infamy as the case my be.

    Yes those pictures are me. Feel free to stop by and say hi next time
    instead of creeping by playing paparazzi lol.

    I have no problem with someone stopping by and saying " I don't think
    you're supposed to park there". See how easy that is? Illegally parked or not I would most likely take your displeasure
    into account and move my vehicle.

    That said, I did get the chance to meet two very nice Sheriffs Deputies a couple of nights ago as someone complained
    about my vehicle being parked in that exact spot again.

    We had a good laugh at how high maintenance people can be. Talked for awhile. And after they verified
    that I was not parked illegally I was told to enjoy my evening fishing. And to enjoy my parking spot.
     
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  23. Fluffy1954

    Fluffy1954 Super-Star Member

    Why were you parked like that? Doing what?
     
  24. AKulie

    AKulie Member

    I was actually fishing for bass. It's a pretty nice little lake with some large fish in it. I'd driven past it multiple times
    and could not find any no parking signs. As well as seeing other vehicles in the country club parked in similar
    grassy areas.
     
  25. carguy

    carguy Active Member

    Monkey see monkey do.....that's your reasoning? I guess the giant parking lot to your left was much too difficult a decision. Interesting how quickly you belittle us residents as high maintenance which is clearly not the issue. Your arrogance truly explains your shortcomings!!
     

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