At the February 15 City Council meeting, a second and final reading of Ordinance No. 2022-2256 will be presented for consideration for approval of prohibiting boat trailer parking along several streets in the Downtown area. On the following day, February 16, this ordinance will be in full effect and will be enforced by the City and the New Port Richey Police Department.
Almost year round, taking boats to the Cotee River in New Port Richey is a very popular activity and steadily increasing in use leading to a full parking lot at the boat ramp.
Overflow parking is available at the former church property at 6134 River Road. This is the second church on the right with a white sign with “City Car and Trailer Overflow Parking” in green just above the blue sign with a right arrow pointing to the overflow lot. Do not park at the first church on the right (parkers at the Riverside Baptist Church will be towed).
Boaters unaware of the overflow parking at the church property will usually park on the street but due to the width of most boat trailers, they are usually wider than the allotted parking spaces on the street. Due to safety concerns for other drivers and pedestrians, the ordinance will prohibit boat trailer parking on the following Downtown area streets:
- Main Street between U.S. Highway 19 and Madison Street
- River Road between Main Street and Acorn Street
- Grand Boulevard between Bank Street and Delaware Avenue
- Bank Street between Grand Boulevard and Main Street
- Circle Boulevard between Sims Lane and Grand Boulevard
- Florida Avenue between Adams Street and Main Street
This will be effective on February 16.