New Parking Guidelines in Place for MRH Graduation
Graduation is right around the corner, Friday, June 1. We want to take this opportunity to let you know about new parking arrangements for commencement.
(NOTE: the Maplewood Family Aquatic Center lot will NOT be accessible on June 1 as it will be blocked off only for patrons attending the pool. Additionally, ongoing construction work in our neighborhoods presents a challenge. We hope these measures will minimize traffic tie-ups for everyone.)
At this Thursday’s graduation rehearsal, all graduating seniors will receive a parking pass for the student lot at the MRH High School/Middle School (the lot north of the Central Office entrance along Lohmeyer Avenue) along with the 6 tickets allotted per student in the event that the Friday commencement must be moved indoors. The student lot is reserved for seniors only. Students will need to present their parking passes for entry and it will be collected by MRH staff once they drive onto the lot.
One pass will be allotted per student; each pass is numbered and may not be duplicated.
For ticketed parents and family members who will not be riding with their graduates that night, the Maplewood Richmond Heights School District has arranged for off site parking at Sunnen Business Park. This lot is located approximately one mile south of the High School/Middle School complex, on the west side of Big Bend Boulevard at Sunnen Drive. Please do not arrive earlier than 5 pm.
Off site Parking Directions:
From Big Bend Boulevard, please turn west at the stoplight for Sunnen Drive. Follow the directional sign just before the first roundabout. The designated event parking will be located on the North side of the industrial park. You have gone too far if you pass Metrolink.
MRH has allocated plenty of parking for the graduation event. As you drive into the designated lot, you will see a shuttle Pick Up & Drop Off location. Please head to that location to catch the shuttle to the high school.
Shuttles will run from the Sunnen lot. The first bus will be leaving at 6:25 pm and will run through 7:30 pm. The shuttles will drop off at the Martini Rd. gate.
Post-Graduation -- shuttles will be lined up at 7:30 pm at the Martini Rd. gate to take
attendees back to the Drop Off spot on the Sunnen lot. The shuttles will run continuously for 30
minutes after the end of the ceremony.
Parking for Disabled & Those With Young Children:
There is a limited number of disabled accessible spaces located in front of the Central Office (along Lohmeyer between Gerhard Ave and Martini Rd.). MRH Buildings & Grounds crew will be on hand with a golf cart to assist those who can’t walk the distance to the field (or theater, in case of rain).
Safety regulations forbid children under 3 years of age from riding aboard the shuttles. We recommend you drop off young children with a member of your party and return your vehicle to the Sunnen lot.
For more information, contact MRH School District at (314) 644-4400.