Arts, Beats, and Eats attendees can help support Royal Oak parks by choosing to park in official City-run Arts, Beats, and Eats parking lots.
“The net income from our official Arts, Beats, and Eats public parking lots will go into the Park Improvement Fund where it will be exclusively used for park improvements,” said City Manager Don Johnson. “It takes a lot of City resources including, police, fire, and public services to help plan and execute an event on the scale of Arts, Beats, and Eats. We pay for it, in large part, through parking revenue from the event. Until now, we had not decided what to do with the money that is left over after all the City bills are paid.”
The City Commission took action Monday evening to dedicate this money to capital improvement projects at Royal Oak parks.
"II see great value in being able to say how much money the City makes off of Arts, Beats, and Eats, and have people see the benefits of it tangibly in the community,” observed City Commissioner Dubuc.
“I think this is a great move,” said City Commissioner Michael Fournier. “This is for capital improvements like play structures, shuffleboard courts, tennis courts.”
Look for the lots displaying signs with the Arts, Beats, and Eats logo and the “Park for Parks” icon. A complete list of official Arts, Beats, and Eats parking lots is available here: http://www.artsbeatseats.com/parking-transportation/