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Lorenzen Park Usage

By LMLL, 04/01/24, 8:00PM EDT


We will once again be using the Lorenzen baseball/softball complex this year, and as before parking remains limited and traffic is very busy at times.  We ask that all our LMLL families respect the following guidelines to make this an enjoyable and safe space for everyone, including our neighbors and businesses in the area:

  1. Reduce car usage to Lorenzen.   Car pool with another family; use one car per family instead of two; bike or walk if you live close enough and can do so safely.
  2. Arrive no more than 30 minutes before game time.  We have spaced the weekend game schedule out to try to reduce overlap, but it only works if people don’t come too early.
  3. Drive slowly and obey all traffic markings.  There will be kids (and adults) biking and walking in and out on the street and in the lot, and lots of traffic at times.   Take a few extra seconds to drive safely and considerately.  Police will be monitoring and enforcing all traffic regulations.  And note that Deane Place (the street which connects to the Lorenzen access street) is one-way and may not be entered from Lorenzen – including if you are driving in reverse (which is also far more dangerous)!
  4. Utilize the designated drop-off/pick-up area properly.  Pull into the area as far as you can (don’t just stop in the middle), and use it only for dropping off, or picking up waiting players.  If anyone sits there waiting, it will back up everyone behind and cause gridlock in the lot.  If your players aren’t ready for pick-up, circle around and come back again to keep traffic moving.
  5. Park within the marked spaces only.  The spaces are not overly generous but should fit most cars and SUVs if parked properly.  If someone parks on, over or too close to a line, it will kill a space for someone else.
  6. If you can’t find a marked space in the lot, park in a legal street space.  The best bet is on Boston Post Road, which is a very short walk in.  Do not park in or block the nearby parking lots and driveways – these are all private property of the commercial establishments and residents.  Police will be ticketing cars parked illegally. 
  7. Leave promptly when you’re ready.  When you’re ready to leave, please do so promptly to open up spaces for the following game.
  8. Clean up after games/practices.  As at all fields, it is critical that we keep them clean and pristine.  Please make sure to clean up all debris and trash after activity and dispose of it in a proper receptacle.
  9. ENJOY!  This is a great facility, and something for everyone to enjoy.  The more courteous, considerate and respectful we can all be, the better the experience will be for everyone!