Bonney Lake re-designs parking lots at Allan Yorke for better efficiency

Bonney Lake is making changes to the parking plan at Ball Field Four

After reviewing an earlier design, the city of Bonney Lake is changing its stripes. It’s parking stripes, that is.

To better use its space during the hot summer months, Bonney Lake is moving boat trailer parking out of the Ball Field Four lot and over to the Moriarty Property, located southeast of Allan Yorke Park.

Originally, the city was using Ball Filed Four for boat parking, but during special events, such as the Kids Club on Monday evenings or the Tunes at Tapps concert series on Wednesdays, residents arriving for the event would end up blocking in boat trailers trying to leave.

The new plan is to use Ball Field Four solely for passenger vehicles.

“As a result, there will be less conflict between special event parking and boat trailer parking that has resulted in passenger vehicles being ticketed and towed for blocking other vehicles,” Public Works Director Dan Grigsby said in an email.

Instead of the large slots for trucks and boats, the plan is to restripe the Ball Field Four lot on Bonney Lake Boulevard to create 91 parking spaces for passenger vehicles.

Meanwhile, the Moriarty lot will be striped for 41 truck-trailer slots. Queue up for the boat launch will remain on Bonney Lake Boulevard and Ball Field Four’s lot will still be available for turnarounds.

“The end result is increased parking for all without the conflict between different users of the park,” Grigsby wrote.

The new parking rules will take effect next week, after the new stalls are striped.