Rental Cars Moved from Public Parking Lot Following Publicity

Rental cars weren’t parked long in the spaces above thanks to publicity and VINP action. St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Eliza Magro

Just days after a published report appeared in the St. John Tradewinds regarding the use of four public parking spaces by Denzil Clyne, which positioned cars it was advertising for sale in the V.I. National Park parking lot in Cuz Bay, the rental vehicles have been moved.

V.I. National Park Superintendent Mark Hardgrove met with St. John Administrator Leona Smith on site last week to discuss the issue.

“It appears that the news article has prompted some changes already, so by the time we got there, we didn’t need to do anything except look at how we can better identify that the lot is for public parking,” said Hardgrove.

The parking lot’s boundaries were investigated, revealing that the lot is partially the property of both the VINP and the Department of Public Works, Hardgrove added. The VINP superintendent’s goal is now to improve signage at the lot.

“We can improve the signing there to best represent that the lot is for public parking,” said Hardgrove. “The administrator and I are going to work togther on that.”