Mayfest brings over 200,000 people to Fort Worth with limited parking options

By Joey McReynolds

This weekend, over 200,000 attendees will make their way to Trinity Park for this year’s Mayfest.
Mayfest encourages the use of bicycles. If Mayfest goers decide to ride their bike to the festival, free bike parking is available at all entrances.
Patrons may be hesitant to ride their bike with the questionable weather lately in Fort Worth. Twenty years ago the 1995 Mayfest Storm occurred during the festival.
The weather affected the area with hail up to 4 inches in diameter. The hailstorm caused more than $2 billion in damage. The storm hit Mayfest at 7:10 p.m. on May 5, 1995.
There were over 10,000 people caught in the open with little shelter at the festival. Softball sized hail pelted the ground, resulting in over 400 injuries, according to The National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office for the Dallas Fort Worth area.
This year the weather is predicted to be sunny in the upper 70s, low 80s according to The Weather Channel.
Biking will most likely not be an issue seeing as the weather seems to be sunny and warm.
Patrons who do not own a bicycle can pick one up at one of the numerous bicycle stations located around the area. A map of all the stations can be found here.
Mayfest is providing free parking at Lagrave Field. From there a free shuttle is offered to the south entrance. The shuttle will run every 30 minutes.
Patrons can park at Farrington Field for $10, According to the Mayfest Festival Guide. Farrington Field is located at the corner of University and Crestline. Crestline is just a short walk from the festival and is the closest paid parking available.
There will be limited handicap parking in Trinity Park. Security is available to assist patrons to this area.
Updates on parking will be available on the Mayfest Facebook and Twitter handles throughout the festival.