The area alongside San Jacinto Plaza has always been a no parking zone but now bright yellow curbs will serve as a reminder.

The change is part of an ordinance city officials voted to modify in September in the interest of public safety, and to minimize damage to the landscaping caused by people stepping on the vegetation when they exited their cars.

“Parking restrictions around San Jacinto Plaza are not new," Streets and Maintenance Department Director Ted Marquez said is a city press release. "[The change] allows us to mark the curb with the parking restrictions so that we can minimize sign clutter.”


The amended language to the ordinance restricting parking adjacent to the plaza has been revised from “no stopping or standing; tow-away zone” to “parking prohibited at all times.”

City officials remind visitors to downtown there is sufficient parking within a one-block radius of the plaza. They include metered parking spaces across the street from and around the park, as well as nearby garages and parking lots.