City Brief: Mayor declares parking holiday in Bowling Green

Mayor Richard Edwards declared a parking meter holiday from Dec. 1 to Dec. 31, according to a press release.

The city has had parking holidays for nearly 20 years, said John Fawcett, city municipal administrator.

“It’s just one more incentive to get people downtown to shop and our effort to maintain a viable downtown district,” Fawcett said. “It’s also a way to compete with the malls that offer free parking.”

People can park anywhere there is a meter but should be aware that normal parking restrictions will be in effect and parking enforcement will be checking, he said. Restrictions include two-hour and ten-hour parking limits respectively, parking in handicap spaces and prohibition of parking downtown from 3 a.m. to 5 a.m., Fawcett said. The holiday does not apply to the on-street meters in front of the Wood County Court House.