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August 30, 2013
Positive Changes for This Year’s Burning of Zozobra, September 5, 2013

Money Raised From Ticket Sales Benefit Child Focused Projects

Lower Ticket Prices - $10 Dollars per Person, Children Under 10 Free

Downtown Parking Facilities Flat Fee of $5 Dollars

Expanded Shuttle Service and Free Bus Service

Increased Volunteers

The Kiwanis Club listened to the concerns of the community and announces changes for this year’s burning of Will Shuster’s, Zozobra scheduled for Thursday, September 5, 2013. One of the biggest changes is the drop in ticket price from the $20 to $10 and children under 10 years old are free. The Kiwanis has also partnered with the City of Santa Fe to provide a flat fee of $5 dollars for parking at downtown facilities and expanded shuttle service to help elevate the parking and traffic congestion around Fort Marcy Complex the day of the event.

“We have worked hard to be proactive in addressing all of the issues residents raised with our city leaders. I would like to give special thanks to Police Chief Rael and Fire Chief Erik Litzenberg who worked tirelessly in developing a strategy to protect the interests of public safety, The Kiwanis Club and the protection of private property,” said Ray Sandoval, Zozobra Event Chairman.

Parking Downtown

The City of Santa Fe will charge visitors a flat fee of $5 to park in all city downtown parking facilities and the Rail Yard Garage from 4:00 p.m. to midnight on September 5, the night Zozobra gets burned at Fort Marcy Park. Here is a list of those parking facilities:

  • Water Street Lot, located at 100 E. Water Street, surface lot includes 156 spaces; Get Directions
  • Sandoval Garage, located at 216 W. San Francisco Street, multi-level aboveground parking garage includes 404 spaces; Get Directions
  • Santa Fe Community Convention Center Garage, located at 119 S. Federal Place, bi-level underground garage features 522 spaces; Get Directions
  • Archdiocese Lot, located at 251 E. Alameda Street, surface lot includes 174 spaces. This lot can accommodate RVs and buses for an additional fee; Get Directions
  • Cathedral Lot, located at 215 Cathedral Place, surface lot features 172 spaces. Get Directions
  • Attendees who want to stretch their legs and don’t mind parking a little farther from the Fort Marcy Park, can park at the Rail Yard Garage, located at 503 Camino de la Familia.

Free Bus and Shuttle Service

The City of Santa Fe will also run a modified shuttle service to carry visitors from the various parking lots to a location near the event site. In addition, there will be expanded bus service from the South Capitol Rail Runner station to the burning, as well as the free bus fares on the night of Zozobra that have not been offered in the past.

NO Parking on Artist Road, Old Taos Highway, or Bishop’s Lodge Road

Snow fencing and no parking signs will be placed along Artist Road, Old Taos Highway and Bishop’s Lodge Road beginning at Tuesday, September, 3rd at 8:00 a.m.

The snow fence and no parking signs will extend far up Artist Road. Snow fencing and no parking signs will also be placed along the Old Taos Highway from Paseo Del Peralta to Loma. A “No Parking” ban will extend on the East side up Artist Road up to Avenida Primera past Prince Street and on the West side of Old Taos Highway from Paseo de Peralta to Loma Entrada. (See attached map.) This also means there will be no open grill fires on the street. Any cars parked illegally after 8:00 a.m.Tuesday will be towed.

Bishops Lodge Road Closed September 5th at 5:00 p.m.

Old Taos Highway Closed September 5th at 5:30 p.m.

On the Day of the event Bishops Lodge Road will close at 5:00 p.m. Old Taos Highway will close at 5:30 PM. Please see the attached detour maps.

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Money Raised From Ticket Sales Benefit Child Focused Projects

In keeping with the Kiwanis Club mission of “Serving the Children of the World,” funds raised at this one day event are used for many child focused projects such as college scholarships for local students, providing third grade students in Santa Fe their own dictionary and a world-wide reach with Kiwanis International’s Project ELIMINATE, saving the lives of over 60,000 women and children from neo-natal tetanus.




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