Incident: 2019 Memorial Day Parade Advisory
Issued by: Lieutenant
Jeremiah P. Marron Jr.
Town of Darien Memorial Day Parade will be held on Monday, May 27, 2019.
Traffic detours and restrictions will be in effect at some locations
beginning at 8 a.m.
The Darien Police Department will be deploying additional
assets to the parade. As a safety precaution, spectators are asked to
avoid bringing backpacks or large bags to the event.
The parade will step off from Goodwives Shopping Center on
Old Kings Highway North at 10 a.m., proceeding up Brookside Road and turning
left onto Post road. The parade will proceed westbound on Post Road and end in
the area of Spring Grove Cemetery. In order to provide a safe environment
and to accommodate parade participants and spectators, Darien Police advise the
- There will be no on-street parking on
Sedgwick Avenue, Mechanic Street or Old Kings Highway North near the entrance
to Goodwives Shopping Center.
- The Brookside Road and Old Kings Highway
North approaches to Goodwives Shopping Center will be closed to all vehicular
traffic at 8 a.m.
- All vehicles participating in the parade
shall enter Goodwives Shopping Center via Sedgwick Avenue or Mechanic Street.
- Persons dropping off parade participants
shall use Sedgwick Avenue or Mechanic Street.
- No vehicles will be allowed to travel on
Post Road from Interstate-95 entrance 13 westbound to Old Kings Highway South
during the parade.
- Old Kings Highway South from Goodwives
River Road to Post Road will be posted a "no parking" area.
- Spectators are reminded to remain on
sidewalks, curbsides, or as close as practical to the roadway edge throughout
the duration of the parade. This is necessary to ensure the safety of
viewers and marchers alike.
- Motorists are advised to avoid the downtown
area during the parade. A large contingent of Darien police officers will be
assigned to traffic posts before and during the parade.
Thank you for your cooperation.