Adding a parking area


#1

I have a high density park, and the parking has gotten really impacted

Meanwhile, I have a large grassy area near the center of the park that abuts the road.

It seems like a no brainer to convert at least part of the grassy area into overflow/guest parking and relieve some of the congestion on the streets.

I figure the three main options for paving would be:
-Gravel (cheapest)
-Asphalt (would then match the road)
-Concrete

My plan was to then line the perimeter of the parking lot with a decorative white vinyl fence to try and make it look better.

Has anyone done this before? Any thoughts or suggestions? Any recommendations on gravel vs asphalt vs concrete?


#2

County chip seal is less expensive than asphalt and cheaper to fix. Make sure you post private property tow sign and rules so it is not car/boat storage


#3

Thanks, I’ll call some paving companies and ask for chip and seal quotes!

And good call on the storage. I was going to distribute a notice to residents reminding them that nonrunning vehicles have to be removed or they’ll be towed. No sense spending $10,000 on a new parking area only have it filled up with $50 non running jalopies.


#4

There’s a company out of Houston making a product called TrueGrid. I’m considering using it for a similar application.


#5

Interesting Kris, thanks for the link. I’ve reached out to them for a quote. Keep us updated please if you move forward on how it goes.