In a site plan amendment, a temporary, 14-space parking lot at Thomas Heritage Park was approved Aug. 12 by the Streetsboro Planning & Zoning Commission in a 6-0 vote.
Parks & Recreation Department Crew Leader Sal Ruffo said people have been parking on a grassy area at the park.
Last Saturday, he said "that lot was full, and I had to park on the road to get into the park."
Planning Director John Cieszkowski Jr. said the city also received approval of a variance allowing fewer parking spots than the law requires. The city parking regulations, which base the number of required parking spots on acreage, would have required about 9,000 parking spaces, he said.