Here’s How to Plan Ahead for LA Pride’s Traffic and Street Closures

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LA Pride Parade (Photo courtesy of Visit West Hollywood) 

The City of West Hollywood plays host to the 2018 LA Pride celebration in West Hollywood on June 9 and 10. The annual Pride parade and festival are expected to attract hundreds of thousands of people and will have an impact on parking and traffic.

Here’s what you’ll need to know to find your way around the city that weekend.

 

Facilities Closed

The following city facilities will be temporarily closed:

–West Hollywood Park will be closed from 6 a.m. on Monday to 6 p.m. on Wednesday of next week.

–West Hollywood Park’s two dog parks will be closed from 6 a.m. on Monday to 6 p.m. on Wednesday of next week.

–West Hollywood Library will be closed from 7 p.m. on Thursday to 11 a.m. on Monday, June 11.

–The West Hollywood Park swimming pool will be closed from 5 a.m. next Monday to 6 a.m. on Monday, June 18.

 

Streets Closed

The following streets will be temporarily closed for Pride weekend:

–Holloway Drive will be closed between Santa Monica Boulevard and Hacienda Place on June 8 from 5. to 10 p.m.

–Santa Monica Boulevard will be closed between Robertson Boulevard and La Cienega Boulevard on June 8 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. The reopening will be announced by the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station on its Twitter account (@whdlasd).

–San Vicente Boulevard will be closed between Santa Monica Boulevard and Melrose Avenue from 7 p.m. on Thursday through 10 a.m. on Monday, June 11.

–Santa Monica Boulevard will be closed from Fairfax Avenue to Doheny Drive from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 10.

–Streets one block north and south of Santa Monica Boulevard will be closed from Fairfax Avenue to Doheny Drive from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 10.

–Crescent Heights Boulevard will be closed from Romaine Street to Fountain Avenue from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 10.

–Norton Avenue will be closed between Havenhurst Drive and Laurel Avenue from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 10.

–Holloway Drive will be closed between Santa Monica Boulevard and La Cienega Boulevard from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 10.

Parking Enforcement

The City of West Hollywood will suspend enforcement of permit parking for Pride weekend from 4 p.m. on Friday, June 8 to noon on Monday, June 11. All metered parking will be enforced on Friday, June 8 and on Saturday, June 9. Metered parking will also be enforced on Sunday, June 10 during the day of the Pride parade.

Those attending the Pride festivities are encouraged to observe all posted parking restrictions; if parking occurs in the City of Los Angeles and/or the City of Beverly Hills, all their parking restrictions must be observed.

 

Public Parking

Kings Road Parking Structure on Santa Monica Boulevard at Kings Road

Public parking will be available at a number of locations for a $20 fee.

Friday and Saturday special event parking locations are:

–Kings Road Parking Structure, 8383 Santa Monica Blvd.

–Hancock Parking Structure, 901 Hancock Ave.

–Palm Lot, 815 Palm Ave. ($1.50 per hour)

Sunday special event parking locations are as follows:

–Kings Road Parking Structure, 8383 Santa Monica Blvd.

–Hancock Parking Structure, 901 Hancock Ave.

–La Jolla/Havenhurst Lot, 1043 La Jolla Ave.

–Orange Grove Lot, 1114 N. Orange Grove Ave.

–Spaulding Lot, 7718 Santa Monica Blvd.

–Queens Lot, 8459 Sunset Blvd.

–Sunset City Lot, 8775 Sunset Blvd.

–Pacific Design Center, Melrose Avenue at San Vicente Boulevard (enter off Melrose)

–Palm Lot, 815 Palm Ave. ($1.50 per hour)

Metro Bus Schedules

mta busRather than driving, those headed to the Pride events can take one of several L.A. County Metro bus lines that connect to the City of West Hollywood, including 4/704, 10, 30/330, 105/705, 212/312, 217 and 218. More information regarding lines is available online at www.metro.net. Metro will post service advisories regarding route changes for Pride weekend on its website.

More information about Pride weekend, including a full schedule of events, can be found online.

Each year, West Hollywood celebrates with its One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival. The festival runs for 40 days, from Harvey Milk Day on May 22 through June 30, which marks the end of Pride month. A complete list of this year’s One City One Pride festival events is available online at www.weho.org/pride.

For additional street closures or parking information, visit the City of West Hollywood’s website or contact West Hollywood City Hall at (323) 848-6400. For people who are deaf or hard of hearing, please call TTY (323) 848-6496.


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Moses
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Moses

Any time the Radical Leftists resort to calling people RACIST!, it is a sure sign that they have lost the argument and now have to resort to childish name calling. This is besides the fact that they only ones they ever call RACIST! just so happen to be White Republicans, as if RACISTS! cannot be found in any other group of people. And yet I have experienced far more bigotry coming out of the gay homosexual community toward normal, straight people than the other way around. btw, if gay homos would just live out their lives in the privacy of… Read more »

enemyofthestate
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enemyofthestate

So glad that I am outta town for this weekend.

Pride
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Pride

Another reason for folks to get drunk and act like idiots while wanting to be accepted and respected. It drives revenues for those interested in perpetuating the cycle. What is the real point? Pride, an inwardly directed emotion, cuts both ways. Negatively, it refers to a foolish and irrational concept of one’s personal value, status or worth but is synonymous with hubris. On the positive side, it refers to a content and humble sense towards one’s one actions and those towards others. Pride is a complex emotion and best discovered through self reflection and a true sense of self. Several… Read more »

Cy Husain
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REALLY? You along with many reactionary white males fail to understand the stark contrast between promoting “pride” within historically oppressed minority groups, as opposed to the “pride” historically promoted in support of conservative christian white males to install in them a feeling of entitlement to oppress others. The concept of a “white race” is an artificial sociological construct which has been used consistently throughout history to exclude certain groups of people from the rights guaranteed others and to justify bigoted attitudes. In terms of where “white pride” is still of significant influence we need only to look at the American… Read more »

Floyd Weldon
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Floyd Weldon

Thank you, Cy. I really do not understand the negative comments in response to a parking information article.

What Haveyou
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What Haveyou

So what happened to the “gay” in Gay Pride?

Sounds less like pride and more like “hide.”

Cy Husain
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NOT at all! The cause has evolved to become MORE inclusive accepting the cause of Feminism, Transgender Rights and, Social Justice as relevant to the struggle! ✊🏽

Floyd Weldon
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Floyd Weldon

Cy, thanks again!