In addition to the ordinances below, there are many events held in the downtown area where vehicle parking is restricted. Please check out our Facebook Page for street closures, especially if you are living in the downtown district. Usually if there is an event, parking is prohibited from 6 am to 5 p.m. on the day of the event from Railroad to Second Street on Wall St., to the alley entrances both north and south of Wall. (See Map below). 


There are several municipal parking lots within the city limits. Some of these lots abut private business lots. Municipal lots have designated parking spaces with painted parking spaces. Please do not park in areas marked private or in business only parking unless conducting business with that establishment. (see highlighted municipal parking lots below).

Sec. 86-214. - Parking in alleys restricted.             


No person shall park in any alley in the city or block any alley for more than 20 minutes while loading or unloading.


(Code 1972, § 7.04(5))


Sec. 86-215. - Temporary parking on school days.             

(a)Motor vehicles may park temporarily on school days on Pleasure Island Road for the purpose of discharging pupils to the Northland Pines Elementary and Middle Schools or for the purpose of picking up pupils from the Northland Pines Elementary and Middle Schools between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. and between 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. This parking is only for temporary purposes and only permitted between the stated hours and only on the near side of Pleasure Island Road. All other parking during school days, except during the above hours, is prohibited. When school is not in session, normal parking regulations of the city shall apply.(b)This section shall not apply to special school-sponsored events which occur during or after regular school hours. For purposes of this section, regular school hours shall be defined as between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.(c)The department of public works is directed to post the appropriate signs notifying individuals of their limited parking rights on Pleasure Island Road during school days.


Definitions. The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this section, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this subsection, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:

Motor vehicle shall have the meaning set forth in Wis. Stats. § 340.01(35).

Overnight means a period of time in excess of six hours during the period 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. the following day.


Penalty. Any person violating this section shall be required to forfeit not less than $20.00 nor more than $40.00 for the first offense, and no less than $50.00 nor more than $100.00 for the second or subsequent conviction within one year.


Applicability and enforcement.


The provisions of this section shall apply to all lands owned by the city or for which the city has an easement, along with all city streets, alleys and parking areas and other facilities which are used and operated as boat launching facilities with parking areas and public parks.


This section shall be enforced by the police department.


Overnight parking and camping prohibited.


No person shall park a motor vehicle on an overnight basis or camp at any boat launching facility with adjacent parking area, or public park owned or operated by the city; or which is used by the public under easement to the city; or upon any city street, alley or parking area owned or operated by the city.


The council shall cause to be erected on all boat launching facilities with parking areas and all public parks owned, operated or under easement to the city, appropriate signs prohibiting overnight camping and motor vehicle parking at such facilities.