ParkAlert Helps Keep Residents Informed

ParkAlert program keeps residents in the loop.

Whether informing citizens about severe weather, such as the strong storms that pummeled St. Louis Park last spring, or providing reminders about parking bans or detours, the ParkAlert notification system sends important messages to residents via phone (land lines or cell), text or email.
    
Launched in 2012, the goal of the service is to make sure all residents are notified in case of an emergency or events that may affect daily life in the city, like road detours or sewer work. Messages are already automatically sent to land lines and business lines, but according to Jamie Zwilling, communications and marketing coordinator for St. Louis Park, as land line use decreases, more residents are registering the devices they are most likely to check on a regular basis.
    
“You can choose to be notified by cell phone, text or email—as many of those paths as you’d like,” he says. “This is really the best way to get the most out of the system.”  The city does not share the citizens’ information.
     
For more information or to register additional devices, check the city website or call 952.924.2500.