The annual St. Pat's parade and block party is coming this
Saturday, March 17th, 2012. This event has a
major impact on our neighborhood with tens of thousands of people coming into
the neighborhood for the event itself and for the hundreds of house parties
hosted by neighborhood residents. Below
is additional important information you need to know.
signs installed: The City has designated 'No Parking' areas
with signs placed generally on the north side of Vickery Place streets. The
signs will be installed this Thursday, but they do not go into effect until
Saturday, March 17th.
- St. Patrick’s Day – Day of the Event
10am - 10pm. Remove
your car from the NORTH side of the street before 10am and please remind your
neighbors to do the same. Cars parked in violation of the no-parking plan on
Saturday will be towed. There will be no exception for residents.
parking patrol will be on duty from 9am-2am. Four tow trucks will be queued to
tow according to the following priority: blocked intersections, blocked driveways,
no parking zones.
Party Time: 10am-7pm on Greenville Ave. between Vanderbilt
and Vickery. Streets close 9am-8pm. Street sales of alcohol at the event end
6:30pm or earlier if Dallas Police Department (DPD) deems necessary.
- The DPD command post will be at Robert E. Lee
Elementary school (Matilda & Goodwin) and they will have a observation post on top of Stan's Blue Note.
- 9am-8pm: 59 officers at event site and 42
officers conducting neighborhood patrols.
- 8pm-3am: 24 officers along Greenville north
of Belmont and 18 officers patrolling the neighborhood (all paid by sponsor).
Additional on-duty patrol throughout day and evening.
- DWI: This is a “No-Refusal” weekend and
driving under the influence will be strictly enforced. During this initiative officers will secure a
search warrant for a blood sample from all persons arrested for DWI who refuse
to voluntarily give a breath and/or blood sample.
Shuttle from Mockingbird Station to Lee Elementary. No alcohol or coolers
allowed on shuttles. Two DART officers will be at Station to monitor.
alcohol may be brought into event. Police DWI squad will patrol and arrest for
DWI. Large "Don't Drink and Drive" signs will be posted. Taxi stands
will be on Greenville.
Party is 21+ only and IDs will be strictly enforced. City Fire Inspectors will
monitor maximum crowd size in the event and buildings. "Respect our
Neighborhood" signs will be posted. Code and Parking enforcement will
patrol to cite violators.
- Call 911 for police, parking, code, etc.
- From 9am-2am, police dispatchers will be
instructed to forward all calls related to St. Patrick's Day in Lower
Greenville to the police command post at Lee Elementary.
- If holding a private party, please take into
consideration your neighbors and surrounding citizens. Police, Fire, and Code
Enforcement will be enforcing city ordinances.
- Consider shutting down bands or loud music
early, prior to complaints being made. Noise may carry several blocks.
- No parking is allowed on unimproved surfaces
(i.e., your yard or an empty residential lot).
- If having an outdoor party, consider
providing additional restroom facilities.
- Remind your guests of the “18-foot rule” to
avoid an open container citation. Any
open containers should 18 feet away from a public right-of-way. That means 18
feet inside the sidewalk. If they write a citation, the fine is $250. You may
carry CLOSED containers without being in violation. So if you are carrying an
ice chest to your neighbor’s house, you are ok as long as the contents are
- Ensure your guests have safe transportation
home. This is a no-refusal weekend and driving under the influence will be
- Report any suspicious activity or problem
locations to 911. Remember - if in
doubt, ALWAYS CALL!
Now through this Thursday: VPNA fundraiser – commemorative 2012 koozies,
hats, glow-in-the dark items, and beads for sale. Stock your party
with these cool items by visiting our online store or by visiting us inside the block party at the intersection of Vanderbilt and Greenville on Saturday.