Saturday, September 8, 2018

Football Parking for a Good Cause

The Prairie Hill Land Committee has been trying to figure out how to fund a garden shed. We have two tillers, a trimmer, and various other kinds of equipment, yet it has all been sitting out under canvas in the rain for the last several months. Clearly this is not a good long-term situation!

Then we had an idea. We are relatively close to the Hawkeye football stadium, and football is big in Iowa City. Since we have more parking than we need right now, we decided to sell parking spots for the fall football games. It took awhile to find an arrangement that all members felt comfortable with, so our final decision was to not allow tailgating, not offer bathrooms, and require that parkers leave the spot an hour after the game is over. With these stipulations, we were all willing to give it a try. This morning was our second game Saturday, and we made room for 52 cars! At $15/car, we are on the way to funding our garden shed, and having fun at the same time!

Photos by Michele McNabb