Following up my recent report to The Roslyn News re: the parking of Shibley Camp visitor's cars in the Roslyn Pines residential complex, the enclosed photographs were made during the camp's "visitor's week" from July 16 to 19.
Despite the presence of camp personnel to control parking, it was abundantly clear that the situation was entirely beyond their control. Many of the dozens and dozens of cars and SUV "trucks" were parked right up onto residents' lawns, pressing their two-ton weight on the plastic sprinkler lines buried a few inches below the turf.
At length, some vehicles departed their on-lawn parking at G-force acceleration, leaving deep, expensive-to-fix scars in the turf.
It was interesting to watch one of the Shibley buses trying to make its way around the cars then being confronted by a fuel oil truck coming in the opposite direction. (To break the confrontation, the oil truck had to drive across an adjacent lawn.)
One Toyota SUV driver deserves special note. She acknowledged the orange "no parking" cones that had been placed around a particularly narrow curve by driving right over the cones and on to the adjacent lawn, then placing two of the cones on her SUV's windshield and roof, as if to thumb her nose at the Shibley Camp's attempt to prevent residential damage or personal injury.
The good news is that no one was injured during this SUV mayhem. The bad news is that, unless this commercial use of residential property is legislated out of existence, the same thing will happen again next year.