“Parks is continuing conversations with the appropriate regulatory agencies regarding changes to La Marina’s operations. As a result, valet parking has been suspended until further notice (our July 20, 2018 letter to La Marina provides formal notice directing them to stop valet parking). Parks will continue to communicate significant operational changes in La Marina’s operations with the community board. “
– David Cerron, Assistant Commissioner for Concessions and Internal Audit, August 2018
When questioned how concerts could have returned to a site where concerts are strictly prohibited, a Parks Department spokesperson deflected that:
The musical performance about which you wrote about took place in the lounge area of La Marina, and not on the beach.
Parks has informed us that they have approved 8 parking spots for La Marina (directly along the fence line in the turnaround, we have an aerial photo). Valet parking in these spots is NOT permitted. Parks has authorized La Marina to offer valet parking, on a trial basis, that is detailed below:Valet attendant will stand in front of La Marina. Patrons will pull up and give the keys to valet. Valet will take the cars to a parking garage. No valet parked cars in the street.