Visitors attending Bodden Town Pirates Week Heritage Day activities this year will no longer have to worry about parking.
A new lot officially opening at 9 a.m. on Thursday Nov. 19 will provide ninety-seven new parking spaces, built on government crown land off Ena Close on Anton Bodden Drive. The lot will give visitors access to the functions at Harry McCoy Sr. Community Park, off Gun Square.
A 12-foot-wide, 430-foot-long footpath also connects the parking lot to the park and other historical sites in the area, making access much easier for visitors.
Bodden Town Heritage Committee member Betty Wood said, “Traffic congestion and finding a place to park on Cumber Avenue and Gun Square during events keeps a lot of people from attending.” She hopes the new parking area will encourage more people to come along this year.
To get to the new parking lot, visitors can either take the Anton Bodden bypass at the Bodden Town Primary School or by the Bodden Town District Health Centre.