At the right edge of the picture you can see a gray vehicle. That is where the actual parking lot is in Goodwin Park. There was room for probably five more vehicles to park without any struggle. If that lot had been full, there are several other places within the park where he could have left the vehicle without driving up on the grass.
But, no, this driver selected to park halfway on a grassy island, halfway on the road.
Giving benefit of the doubt, we looked. Nobody appeared to be having a medical emergency or car trouble (aside from the unwillingness to park it legit).
The Learning Curb is the answer to complaints about “no parking” in Hartford. When we — or you, reader — see a vehicle parked wrongly, we document this. The only restrictions: (1) This must be in Hartford-proper (2) Driver and passenger(s) should not be clearly visible, like, able to be identified, in the photo.