Mayor Sandy Stimpson today reopened the CSX parking lot located on Water Street. The city-owned lot, on the east side of Water near the foot of Government Street, is free and open to the public.

The lot will provide convenient parking for the nearby Mobile History Museum and the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center, as well as Cooper-Riverside Park and other downtown attractions.

“Accessibility to these museums is the key to their success,” Stimpson said. “We want to make it easy for our citizens and guests to enjoy a visit to downtown Mobile.”

The parking lot, which is adjacent to the Arthur R. Outlaw Mobile Convention Center, was previously gated and vacant under the previous administration. The city removed the fencing and placed signage designating the property as public parking.

Drivers can enter through the north driveway and exit on the south driveway. Overnight parking is not allowed.