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New in South Haven! Downtown Parking Loop!

The South Haven/Van Buren County Convention & Visitors Bureau and Van Buren Public Transit are pleased to announce the first ever South Haven summer Downtown Parking Loop. This free service will be provided courtesy of the Visitors Bureau and will run each Saturday and Sunday for eight weekends beginning on June 29, 2019.

“We are thrilled to partner with Van Buren Public Transit on this much needed service,” said Scott Reinert, Executive Director of the Visitors Bureau. “We know from past years that summer weekends provide a particularly difficult challenge for parking and traffic flow. Over the spring, we’ve been working with the Public Transit team, in addition to City resources, Downtown Development Authority officials and the Chamber of Commerce, to develop a simple plan to help alleviate parking and traffic congestion during the peak summer weekends. We hope that our visitors, as well as residents and downtown employees, will take advantage of this free service.”

The Downtown Parking Loop will run from 7:00 am until midnight each Saturday and 7:00 am until 5:00 pm each Sunday from June 29 through August 18, 2019. Remote parking will be available at the north circle drive and parking lot of the South Haven High School off Elkenburg
Street. The first pickup will be at the north circle drive of the high school and will run continuous loops each half hour with stops at the corner of Eagle Street and Kalamazoo Street, the Warren Senior Center parking lot on Williams Street and the parking lot behind City Hall on Quaker Street. Signs will be placed at each of the four stops, with informational brochures available at the stops, lodging properties and downtown businesses.

Additional information can be found at www.southhaven.org/loop. For additional questions please contact Lori Krieger at the South Haven Visitors Bureau at lkrieger@southhaven.org or 269-637-5252.