May 3



This is the top level (western level) of Parking Lot number 3. There are four parking areas in Parking Lot # 3. This view shows a dirt area on the left which is being cleared for some purpose, possibly parking. This view was taken from the south facing north at approximately 2:30 PM on Saturday, May 3, 2008.

At the Gettysburg National Military Park Advisory Board meeting last week, Superintendent John Latschar was asked about the future of parking at the new visitor center. The new visitor center parking areas have room for over 900 vehicles. This is seven times more than the old visitor centers’ parking. However, the popularity of the new visitor center has meant that on some days the parking lots are full. Latschar said he is well aware of the problem, and the issue “is being addressed.” But are they doing more than that? The Gettysburg Daily visited Parking Lot #3, where it appears more parking spaces are being built.



A closer view of this same parking area. This view was taken from the south facing north at approximately 2:30 PM on Saturday, May 3, 2008.



The grading that is being accomplished on the north end of this dirt area. This view was taken from the southwest facing northeast at approximately 2:30 PM on Saturday, May 3, 2008.



The green grassy area is a pile or earth (berm) that hides the parking lot from Cemetery Ridge, which is out of sight (because of the berm?). This view was taken from the east facing west at approximately 2:30 PM on Saturday, May 3, 2008.



The south end of the dirt area. This view was taken from the northeast facing southwest at approximately 2:30 PM on Saturday, May 3, 2008.


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