Parking Prohibited on the New Osceola Trak
OCALA, Fla. (Nov. 6, 2019) – Construction of the Osceola Trak has been completed and currently connects the Art Park and Tuscawilla Park to the north with the Ocala Downtown Market in the southern part of downtown. This multi-modal park system provides wider, well-lit pedestrian, bicycle and vehicular lanes.
The state funded $1.2 million-dollar linear park system is currently open and created to provide an easily accessible route between downtown and the arts district. Drivers are asked to exercise caution as new traffic patterns are in place and previously existing pass through routes are no longer operational.
The new lanes and pathways are designated as no parking zones and will be enforced under the following statutes and ordinances:
Florida State Statute 316.1945(1)(a)2 – Except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic, or in compliance with law or the directions of a police officer or official traffic control device, no person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle on a sidewalk.
Section 66-69 City of Ocala Code of Ordinance - No person shall park a vehicle at any time on any of the following parts of streets, sidewalks or sidewalk areas or city-owned or leased and operated parking lots, where signs are erected giving notice thereof.
Vehicles found in violation of this ordinance, parked along the sidewalks of the new Osceola Trak, will receive a verbal warning by the parking management team. A $25 parking citation will be issued to repeat offenders or vehicles found abandoned with no drivers.
Signage will be in place to remind drivers the Osceola Track is a designated city park and should not be used as a parking area.