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Atlanta Police Department prepares for busy weekend at 80th Annual Dogwood Festival

Increased Police Presence, Street Closures and Towing will be enforced

Post Date:04/06/2016 2:00 PM

Atlanta Police Public Affairs

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Atlanta Police Department Public Affairs
Thế giới cá 226 Peachtree Street SW • Atlanta, Georgia 30303

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Elizabeth Espy, APD Public Affairs Director
           
404-546-6873,office
            enespy@atlantaga.gov

 

 News Release

 

Atlanta Police Department prepares for busy weekend at 80th Annual Dogwood Festival

Thế giới cáIncreased Police Presence, Street Closures and Towing will be enforced

 

(Atlanta) – Friday, April 8 kicks off a weekend of food, family and fun at the 80th Annual Dogwood Festival at Piedmont Park. The Atlanta Police Department would like to provide the public with a few tips to make sure everyone has a safe and enjoyable weekend.

More than 85,000 attendees are expected to visit Piedmont Park in Midtown Atlanta and the surrounding areas. The Atlanta Police Department is prepared for increased activity and will have officers available to assist with traffic and security issues. Please be patient and be prepared for large crowds.

8th Street NW between William Street and Spring Street will be closed for the Dogwood Festival. Traffic detour signs will be posted to direct traffic.

Visitors should only park in permitted lots and pay attention to “No Parking” signs to avoid citations and fines. The Atlanta Police Department will be enforcing all illegal parking around Piedmont Park during the Festival. Violators are subject to having their vehicles ticketed and/or towed and impounded. Plan your route to avoid closed streets and extra traffic.

We urge festival goers to consider taking MARTA or carpooling, to minimize the traffic volume expected in the affected area. If you must drive, please adhere to the Clean Car Campaign by removing all valuables prior to exiting their vehicle. Officers routinely respond to reports of GPS units, tablet computers, purses, firearms and other valuables stolen from unattended vehicles. Leave these items at home, or take them with you to avoid becoming a victim of this preventable crime.

Always be aware of your surroundings, and call 9-1-1 to report any suspicious activity. Remember the Department’s “See Something, Say Something” campaign to encourage vigilance for criminal activity.



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