Police Hoping to Educate Residents With Signs About Illegal Parking at Featherland Park

Access for emergency vehicles has been a concern at the Little League park.

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Sudbury Little League parents are being warned about illegal parking at Featherland Park, though police say the increased focus on cars in the area is meant to educate drivers before action is required.

Oftentimes parking becomes an issue during games, particularly in the back field parking lot. Many cars park on the grass, which leaves little room for incoming and outgoing vehicles, including ambulances should the need arise.

As a result, the Parks and Recreation Department and Sudbury Police Department informed the Little League that officers will be more assertive in ticketing cars that are not parked in lined spots.

Sudbury Police Chief Scott Nix said that parking has been a continued problem at the fields. In one recent case, he said an ambulance was required to the field and it was narrowly able to get past the illegally parked cars.

Nix said the plan, however, is not to immediately start ticketing and towing vehicles.

Instead, the Parks and Recreation Department will soon be placing signs in the area to designate the illegal parking spots. It's possible new lines will be drawn in the parking lot as well.

"The first step is to begin educating before we start towing," said Nix. "If a vehicle is identified as being illegally parked, we technically could town that car. But what we intend to do instead is to educate and hope people understand the reasoning behind it."
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