ParkAlert Citizen Notification Systemupdated: Monday, June 10, 2013
ParkAlert is the City of St. Louis Park's citizen notification service that allows the city to alert people to an emergency or other city service related events in your area. The system uses listed phone numbers from the white and yellow pages, but you may also enter additional ways we can contact you, such as cell phones, business phones and email. You can even receive alerts as text messages. The information you enter is protected and will not be used for any other purpose except as required by law.
How Alerts Work
When we issue a message, it will be sent to all standard voice and text communication devices that you have registered, including land-line phones, cell phones, email and more. If you don't confirm receipt of the message, the system will try to reach your second contact number or email. The system will continue trying to contact you until it receives a receipt confirmation from you or attempted to reach all devices registered.
Sign up for Alerts
Residents and businesses with listed telephone numbers have already been included in the system to receive emergency messages by land-line phone. You may also use the registration link to include additional ways to contact you or to receive non-emergency messages. Note that if you are not listed in the white or yellow pages, you must register to receive emergency or non-emergency messages.
Non-emergency alerts that you can choose to opt into include:
- Non-weather related parking bans
- Significant road detours/work
- Significant city service interruptions
- Other meetings/events
Emergency alerts that could be sent include:
- A predicted or sudden unforeseen crisis affecting public safety
- Weather-related parking bans