You're Not Going To Be Independent Of Traffic Near Hermann Park This Weekend

A lot of people will be converging on Hermann Park this weekend for various events, which means traffic could turn into one big hassle.

The Parks & Rec department is urging as many people to take light-rail to the park as possible. (We're sure Metro's urging the same thing, too.)

The 4th of July fireworks/symphony gig is set for Saturday from 8-10 p.m., but the rest of the weekend should also see big crowds at the zoo, the park and the museums.

Memorial Hermann is opening up their parking garage at 6400 Fannin to park visitors for six bucks, so that should help a bit. But officials want you to be aware of some other details if you plan on bringing a car:

-- You can't turn left into Hermann Park anymore. If you haven't been there in a while, this may be new to you.

-- Golf Course Drive, the main road through the park, will be southbound only, with traffic heading frm the Sam Houston Monument to MacGregor Drive.

-- Kirby, by the way, is a mess with construction from 59 south to Rice Village. If you're thinking of somehow using it to sneak towards the park, watch out.

-- There's going to be cops from several different agencies at all the intersections directing drivers. Might be a good idea to pay attention to them.

Oh, and bring bug spray. Lots of bug spray.

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Richard Connelly
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