A public parking area is now open for use. The parking area fronts the first block of South Fort Fisher Boulevard and is located between the Kwik Mart/Sunoco station and the Moran Motel. To keep traffic moving on Fort Fisher Boulevard during the busy summer months, the entrance and exit for the parking area is located on Third Avenue, not on Fort Fisher Boulevard.

On June 2nd, in a special meeting, the Town Council approved the lease of five privately owned lots for this purpose. The lease is for one year with the stipulation that if the lots are sold within the year, the Town will vacate the property. The Town is sharing the cost of the lease payment with contributions from the business owners on K Avenue.