August 1, 2019 – Downtown employees needing to park during business hours Friday will have to find spots outside of the Decatur Celebration grounds. Some spots are limited and some are all-day free parking, while still others are permit spaces that will not be available.
Church Street has several all-day parking spots, and drivers can also park on either side of the Masonic Temple. Cerro Gordo Street also has all-day parking spots available.
Starting Friday, regular parking spots outside Celebration grounds will be in high demand. Several private parking lots downtown will have spaces available, with most charging a fee.
Starting on Friday at 5pm until Sunday at 5pm, the city of Decatur is making the following lots available for celebration guests for a fee of $6:
- Municipal lot B
- Municipal lot C
- Service Lot A (SE corner of E Wood and S. Main)
- Lot F (NE corner of E Wood and S. Main)
North-south streets: Franklin Street will be closed between Eldorado Street and East Main Street; similarly Water Street will be closed between just south of Eldorado and just south of East Main. Merchant Street will be closed between Prairie and Main.
East-west streets: North Street will be blocked off east of Water and west of Jackson. William Street will be closed east of North Main Street to the main gate just east of Franklin. Prairie Street will be closed west of Central Park between North Main and Water; on the east side of the park, Prairie will be closed for the Funfest Stage between the Post Office and the library. East Main will be closed between Merchant and Franklin.