Blake Haxton Fall Invitational
- Oct 29, 2016
- Griggs Reservoir
- Columbus, OH (USA)
- Hosted By Upper Arlington Crew
- 2016 Registered Regatta
From the Southeast – Take I-70 West to SR 315 N. Follow SR315N to Rt 33 West/Dublin Rd. Travel West on Rt 33 approximately 3.5 miles to the intersection of Rt 33 (Riverside Dr.) and Nottingham Rd. Turn LEFT into the park at Nottingham Rd. and follow the directions of parking volunteers.
From the Northwest – Take Rt 23 South to I-270 West. Follow I-270 West to Exit 13 – Fishinger Rd/Upper Arlington. Turn LEFT off the exit and follow Fishinger Rd/Mill Run Rd through the Mill Run shopping area. Continue on Mill Run Rd/Fishinger Rd until you cross the Scioto River (approx 2.5 miles). Turn RIGHT onto Rt 33 East (Riverside Dr.) and travel one block to the intersection of Rt 33 East and Nottingham Rd. Turn LEFT into the park at Nottingham Rd. and follow the directions of parking volunteers.
From the Northeast – Take I-71 South to I-270 West. Follow I-270 West to Exit 13 – Fishinger Rd/Upper Arlington. Turn LEFT off the exit and follow Fishinger Rd/Mill Run Rd through the Mill Run shopping area. Continue on Mill Run Rd/Fishinger Rd until you cross the Scioto River (approx2.5 miles). Turn RIGHT onto Rt 33 East (Riverside Dr.) and travel one block to the intersection of Rt 33 East (Riverside Dr.) and Nottingham Rd. Turn LEFT into the park at Nottingham Rd. and follow the directions of parking volunteers.
Parking: NO HS parent or team vehicles will be permitted north of the Fishinger Rd. Bridge
The Columbus rowing community has assured the police and park representatives that the park will not be damaged by the event, that the park will remain accessible to the public, and that lanes will be maintained for emergency vehicles, which will require that competitors and spectators comply with the traffic and parking plan described below.
Parking or driving onthe grass is strictly prohibited. Cars parked in undesignated areas in the park, in the merchant lots along Riverside Drive or on side streets may be ticketed and towed. There will be UA Crew parent volunteers directing traffic. Please follow their instructions.
Trailer and Rowing Coaches Parking
- High school trailers and coaches will park in the Marina Lot by Shelter House #1 near the Dam and just below the UA Boatyard. Overflow boat trailers may be parked up the hill by the UA boatyard.
- Boats will be offloaded, rigged, and launched from the UA Crew docks. COACHES: Bring ground chucks and slings.
- GPS location for trailers is 3155 Riverside Dr. 43221
Please note that the marina docks may be on land in the parking lot at this time, so it will be important to park around these docks so that emergency vehicles can pass through the lot.
Buses will off-load rowers in the Nottingham Rd. parking lot. Rowers should prepare to walk the ¼ mile to the launch area. Buses should expect to begin loading rowers at the Nottingham Lot beginning around 5:00pm. Valuable items (wallets, purses, cell phones, etc.) shouldbe left on the bus.
Private Car (rower/parent/volunteer) Parking
There will be ONLY 10spaces per visiting team reserved in the Nottingham Rd. parking lot. Drivers affiliated with UA are required to park off-site – preferably in the high school parking lot. Carpooling from the high school lot is encouraged.
Additional spectator parking will be available in the lower campground parking lot. Shuttle buses will transport spectators from the remote lot to the police substation hill and/or the Nottingham Rd parking lot.
The park road between Nottingham Rd and the dam will be closed to cars and buses. Only emergency vehicles will be permitted along the park road launching area.
Parent Vehicles -No more than 10 parent vehicles per team will be allowed to park in theNottingham lot. Please follow the bus directions below to then carpool to theHS and then return to Nottingham. Trailers and Towvehicles will be directed to enter the park at the Police Substation entranceand park in the Marina Lot. Follow the directions of parking volunteers. Team Tentvehicles will enter the Tent City hill from Rt 33. Please watch for signs andparking volunteers to help you access the area. No tent Staking in the grass intent city. Use weights on tent stays only. Buses will bedirected to enter the park at the Nottingham Rd entrance, unload rowers at thepark rd entrance. Rowers should walk the approximately ¼ mile to the Marina Lot. Buses should then follow thedirections of parking volunteers. Overflowvehiclesshould enter the lower campground parking lot immediately south of the Policesubstation hill. Parking volunteers will direct all overflow vehicles. Shuttlebuse will be available throughout the day to transport between the lower lot,Cop hill and Nottingham lot.