My family attended the first Music in the Park concert recently in Sylvester Park and it was a wonderful evening full of great Beatle’s songs, dancing and just plain old fashioned fun! Until we returned to find a parking ticket on our windshield.
We had parked, along with at least another 35-40 cars, in the Key Bank parking lot behind the Greyhound bus station. It was 6 pm and of course the bank was closed. It didn’t even occur to me, or probably any of the other folks on their way to the park, that we would get a ticket in an empty parking lot after business hours.
I have sent a dispute letter to Diamond Parking Services and would urge others who received the ticket to do likewise. And ... Key Bank, are you listening? This is a poor policy for a community bank!
Postscript: I have received a letter from the ODA informing me that Diamond Parking lots require payment 24/7 regardless of whether or not the nearby business is open. I saw no sign, but then I wasn’t looking for one either!