Police on St. Croix are advising beachgoers and the general public that beginning Sunday, parking restrictions will be enforced on Route 63 near Rhythms at Rainbow Beach in Frederiksted, the Police Department indicated in a press release issued Friday.
The parking restrictions will be in place between 9 a.m. and midnight. They are necessary to ensure the safety of visitors and residents living in the area. The specific area affected is from the beginning of Estate Prosperity and extended to Plot Number 3 Estate Williams. Vehicles parked on the sides of the road in this area will be towed at the owners’ expense.
Police said the affected area experiences extreme congestion on the weekend, especially on Sunday as hundreds of vehicles access the area to enjoy beach activities. However, the number of vehicles parked on both sides of the road hampers accessibility and can be hazardous to pedestrians and the event of emergency. The Police Department, the Public Works Department and the Planning and Natural Resources Department continue to work with businesses in the area to identify nearby safe parking alternatives.
Beachgoers at all beaches on St. Croix are reminded that their vehicles must be parked completely off the road so the road remains clear. These restrictions are for the safety of all residents and visitors.
The Police Department regrets any inconvenience these changes may cause but anticipates the cooperation of the public in this safety matter.