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Snow Fitness Complex parking limited to Clemson permits

Emma Vick
Parking near the Snow Fitness Complex is now only available for CU permit holders.

The Snow Family Outdoor Fitness and Wellness Complex now only allows for vehicles with a university permit to park on-site near Snow Fitness Complex and the Andy Quattlebaum Outdoor Education Center.

Any vehicles without a valid Clemson University parking permit are prohibited to park on the grounds, play on the practice fields or visit the education center to rent outdoor activity equipment, according to Clemson Parking Services.

“There are no concerns as the permits purchased are specifically for that area and are not valid for campus,” Philip Sikes, the executive director of Student Communication, told The Tiger in an email. “Any valid employee or student permit — including West Park-n-Ride — can park at Snow.”

Previously, these parking lots were open to any vehicles associated with the University and did not have any parking restrictions on certain lots.

Due to the lack of transit options to the site outside of class time, the facilities are now relatively inaccessible to the thousands of Clemson students who don’t have parking permits

There were several other changes to parking over the summer other than access near the Snow Fitness Complex.

C-13, or Nu Street, was converted to employee spaces, and the old C-5 lot — which was under construction during the Williamson Road renovation — was reconfigured (with fewer spaces) and redesignated for employee parking (E-3 extension).

“Even with the redesignation of these commuter spaces, we have added 914 commuter parking spaces back into inventory for the Fall semester for a net increase of 495 spaces from the Spring term,” Sikes said.

The C-14 and C-16 lots will still be open to commuter parking this semester.

Due to weather-related delays, the Lightsey Commons lot is running behind schedule.

“Lightsey Bridge residents have been notified that there is a delay in opening the new lot, but we have 41 spaces set up in the last aisle of C-1 that are temporarily reserved for Lightsey permit holders. These will be converted back to commuter spaces once the new lot opens,” Sikes said.

The P-5 lot extensions are also behind schedule.

Service to the East Park-N-Ride will still be every seven minutes this semester, a solution the administration hopes will provide relief for students struggling to find commuter parking.

The new gold route also started running on the first day of class, added more frequent bus service to Tillman Place, Crawford Falls and GrandMarc as well as access to businesses, such as CVS and Publix, from campus.

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