Parking at MGEFC
We encourage those who are able to utilize on-street parking to make room in the parking lots for visitors and those with special needs. Please review this information carefully and help as you are able.
Who should always park in the parking lots?
• Single parents with young children who cannot “Drop & Park”
• Those who need to park for more than 4 hours
NOTE: When parking in the lots, please park only in marked parking spots and not in the driving lanes
Where do you recommend we park on the street?
• Either side of Rice Lake Road to the north or south of the church, but there is no parking immediatly across from the south parking lot. Please observe the "No Parking" signs.
• Directly east of the church on 86th Street
• Rice Lake Circle – the side street ½ block north of the church
Are there any restrictions for parking on the streets?
• Must be parked within 12 inches of the curb (most of your cars should fit between the white line and the curb).
• Do not park within 10 feet of intersections, driveways or the marked street crossing, especially on Rice Lake Road. We are encouraging neighbors to report problem parkers to the church office.
• There is a 4 hour limit on the street. You will need to move your car if you are staying longer.
• Please do not park closer to the church driveways than marked by the orange cones.
• If a car is reported as improperly parked, it may be ticketed or towed by the city.
What is “Drop & Park”?
• We encourage on-street parking for those who can drop their family at the north or south entrances and then park on the street.
• Generally, this means walking less than 1 block to and from church for the designated parker.
What special precautions should we take when parking on the street?
• Do not park on the street with your children (see Drop & Park).
• Take special care when exiting your car on the street side. Use your mirror. Exit quickly when clear.
• Get off the street as soon as possible – do not walk down the street.
• If parking across Rice Lake Road, cross the street at the intersection or at the marked trail crossing if possible.
• For the winter, we recommend wearing boots if you Drop & Park.
How else can I help?
• If possible, try not to bring multiple cars to church as a family.
• Carpool with a friend – especially offer to drive an elderly member to church.