Courtesy Parking at Nariticong Field?
Recreation commission to ask mayor, council to consider providing one or two spots for people with strollers.
Courtesy parking at Naritcong Field?
Hopatcong's recreation commission voted at Tuesday night's meeting to send a letter to the mayor and council to explore the idea of adding one or two spots for people with strollers to the cramped Nariticong Avenue lot, which already has two handicap parking spots.
Michele Perrotti, a Board of Education member, proposed the courtesy parking at the field, which has parking on its Nariticong and Musconetcong Avenue sides.
"You can't get a stroller [in the Musconetcong Avenue parking lot]," Perrotti said. "And with football and baseball games and everything else that's going on there, it's really, really difficult.
"So, you're kind of stuck. You have to drop off your baby, have somebody watch him, drive around the other side and do the same thing in reverse [when leaving]."
Recreation commission member Danette Swanson said she backed the idea but wasn't sure who could make the decision—the police, the commission or the council.
Council President John Young, liaison to the recreation committee, suggested writing the letter.
"My only concern is that there's little parking now and if it's totally honored, you'll have empty spots," Young said.
Courtesy parking is a suggestion, not a law, and can't be legally enforced.
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