Pinebrook Winter Parking Reminders

All homeowners, residents and guests are required to follow the Association parking rules. Please advise your guests on where they can and cannot park when they are visiting your home.

What do I need to know about parking my vehicle at Pinebrook?

The same Association parking rules apply in the winter as during the rest of the year. NO STREET PARKING IS ALLOWED on any part of Cortland Road or the finger streets along Anderson Lakes Parkway, Carmody Drive and Cortland Road.

Finger streets are the streets that are in front of your home. There are “No Parking” signs located at the beginning and end of the finger streets as a reminder that these are no parking areas.

Any vehicle parked on an Association street or in a way that inhibits plowing will be ticketed, fined and/or towed without notice.

Where can a homeowner or resident park their vehicle?
Homeowners and residents may park their vehicles (cars, trucks, SUV’s) in their garages or driveways. Vehicles may also be parked on the City portion of Carmody Drive, but not on the finger streets. Street parking on finger streets (the street in front of your home) is never allowed at Pinebrook.

Vehicle owners parking on Carmody Drive are responsible for following the City of Eden Prairie parking, plowing and snow emergency rules. While street parking is allowed on Carmody Drive, please do not park your vehicle within 10 feet of the mailboxes. The U.S. Postal Service will not deliver mail if their vehicles can’t pull up to the mailboxes.

Homeowners and residents should not park their vehicles in visitor parking spaces. These spaces are reserved for Pinebrook guests. Homeowners and residents may be ticketed, fined and/or towed if their vehicle is parked in visitor parking areas.

Where can my guests park when they are visiting me?
Guests can park in your driveway or in one of the numerous visitor parking lots located throughout the property. Visitor parking spaces are marked with “Visitor Parking” signs and most lots have room for 4 or more vehicles. Parking is also available on Carmody Drive, but not on the finger streets.

Please let your guests know about their parking options when they are visiting you. Guest vehicles that are parked in unauthorized areas are subject ticketing and towing. Homeowners and residents may be fined if their guest’s vehicle is parked in an unauthorized area.

In the winter, guest parking lots may or may not be plowed if cars are parked there during a snowfall. If possible, please have your guest move their vehicle to another space after the first plowing. This allows the snow removal team to come back and completely clear the visitor parking lots of snow. Please note that guest vehicles may be temporarily blocked in by snow due to road plowing.

Why is street parking allowed on Carmody Drive and not on Cortland Road?

Carmody Drive is a street that is maintained and plowed by the City of Eden Prairie and follows the city’s parking, plowing and snow emergency rules. Vehicle owners parking on Carmody Drive are responsible for following the City of Eden Prairie parking, plowing and snow emergency rules. Green street signs signify that a street is maintained by the City of Eden Prairie.

Cortland Road and the finger streets along Anderson Lakes Parkway, Carmody Drive and Cortland Road are maintained by the Association and follow the Association’s parking and plowing rules. The streets within the Association are much narrower than a normal city street and if vehicles are parked on the street, they can obstruct homeowners and guests trying to enter/leave their homes. The streets also need to remain clear for emergency vehicles such as fire trucks, ambulances and police cars. The Association street signs are blue indicating a non-City maintain road or “private road”.

How long can my guest park their vehicle in the visitor parking?
Guest vehicles can be parked in visitor parking for up to seven (7) consecutive days. Vehicles parked in visitor parking for more than three (3) consecutive days must register the vehicle with New Concepts Management (property management company).  Any non-registered vehicle is subject to being ticketed, fined and/or towed.

To register your guest’s vehicle with New Concepts Management, contact Brian via email at brian@ncmgi.com or phone at 952-922-2500. Please provide the vehicle make, model, plate number and the dates the vehicle will be parked in guest parking.

What types of vehicles are not allowed to park at Pinebrook?

Boats, snowmobiles, trailers, camping trailers, camping vehicles, recreational vehicles or junk cars cannot be parked anywhere in Pinebrook common areas which includes streets and guest parking spaces. These vehicles will be immediately ticketed, fined and/or towed at the owner’s expense.

What are the fines for parking violations?

  • 1st violation – Warning
  • 2nd notice of same violation – $50.00 fine
  • 3rd notice of same violation – $100.00 fine and/or towing of vehicle

Are there any winter parking rules or ordinances for the City of Eden Prairie?
The Code of the City of Eden Prairie has municipal laws that have been adopted by the City Council in the form of ordinances. The City Code is updated as new ordinances are adopted. The full City of Eden Prairie snowplowing policy can be found on their website. Some City parking ordinances to keep in mind:

  • It is unlawful for any person to stop, park or leave standing any vehicle upon any street for a continuous period in excess of twenty-four (24) hours (City Code Chapter 8.07, Subd. 1). Translation: Don’t keep a vehicle continuously parked on a street for more than 24 hours.
  • It is unlawful for any person to park a vehicle on any street after a continuous or intermittent snowfall during which there has been an accumulation of two (2) inches or more of snow on any street and until the same has been plowed or removed to the full width of the roadway thereon (City Code Chapter 8.15). Translation: Don’t park on City streets after a 2-inch or more snowfall until the street has been plowed on both sides (curb to curb).
  • It is a misdemeanor for any person to remove snow or ice from private property or private driveway and cause the same to obstruct, encroach upon, encumber interfere wholly or partially with any public right-of-way. The City may remove any such obstruction and the person shall be initially responsible for payment of all direct and indirect costs of removing the snow or ice from the street (City Code Chapter 606, Subd. 5). Translation: Don’t push snow or ice from your yard or driveway into the street or you will be held responsible for the costs of removing the snow or ice from the street.
  • It is unlawful for any person to leave a motor vehicle unattended while the engine is running (City Code Chapter 8.12 Subd. 1). Translation: Don’t leave your vehicle running unattended.


Have more questions about parking?

Contact Brian at New Concepts Management via email at brian@ncmgi.com or phone at 952-922-2500.

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