Homecoming parking restrictions announced

Photo of a "NO PARKING" sign on a green surfaceThe DeKalb Police Department has announced parking restrictions for NIU Homecoming weekend.

The following streets are subject to enforcement of existing parking restrictions:

  • Varsity Boulevard
  • Regent Drive
  • Eco Park Drive
  • Fotis Drive
  • Aspen Court
  • Spiros Court
  • Pappas Drive

These streets are a tow-zone, with parking prohibited from the hours of 2 to 6 a.m.

In an effort to be more hospitable to the guests and residents of those areas, NIU is making Lot X (lot along Annie Glidden, North of new hall) available after 7 p.m. Friday evening until 7 a.m. Monday.

The city will post temporary placards in some areas to provide notice of the restrictions, which officers will actively enforce. Residents with questions are encouraged to call (815) 748-8400 or email dekalb.police@cityofdekalb.com.

In an effort to minimize the inconvenience that comes with these temporary parking restrictions, many parking restrictions in the city lots located in Downtown DeKalb have also been lifted.

Starting Friday October 10 at 8 a.m. and continuing through Sunday October 12 at 11 p.m., all time-based parking restrictions for the downtown lots will be lifted. To clarify, no parking enforcement related to time of day will be enforced in the downtown lots this weekend. Vehicles will still need to park within marked spaces, keep fire lanes and fire hydrants clear, and obey laws relating to disabled parking spaces in the downtown parking lots.

The downtown lots with relaxed restrictions are: Glidden, Ellwood, Haish, Van Buer Plaza, King, Frost, Embree, Vaughn, Gurler, Huntley, Pond, and Ferguson. Overnight parking is permitted in all of these lots during these times.

Residents also should be aware of the Homecoming parade, scheduled from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10.

The parade steps off from Third and Oak streets, heads south on Third, turns right onto Lincoln Highway, turns right onto First Street, left onto Pine Street, right onto Rolfe Road, right onto Woodley Road, left onto Lucinda Avenue and ends at Kishwaukee Drive.

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