Four regional parks to charge parking fees again starting Monday, April 3
Beginning today, $30 annual parking passes for 2017 can be purchased at three locations
Vancouver, Wash. – Clark County will resume collecting daily parking fees at four of the county’s largest regional parks starting Monday, April 3.
Daily fees will be collected year-round at Frenchman’s Bar Regional Park, Lewisville Regional Park, Salmon Creek Regional Park/Klineline Pond and Vancouver Lake Regional Park. Parking fees will be $2 for motorcycles, $3 for cars, $6 for cars with trailers and $8 for buses or motor homes.
Parking fees were eliminated in 2013. Last year, the Board of County Councilors agreed to resume fee collection to provide more sustainable parks funding and reduce vandalism and other illegal activities.
Daily parking fees will be collected at fee booths, typically from May 1 through Sept. 30, and during busy off-season events. Fee booth attendants will accept cash, debit cards, Visa and MasterCard. No checks or Discover or American Express cards will be accepted.
When fee booths are not staffed, park users will need to use self-pay stations. Only cash will be accepted at self-pay stations.
Under Clark County Code, failure to pay parking fees could result in a $40 fine.
Annual parking passes are available for $30 and are good for the calendar year, not the 12-month period following the purchase. Passes are sold at:
- Clark County 78th Street Operations Center, Building A, 4700 N.E. 78th St., 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
- Clark County Permit Center, first floor, Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St., 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Debit and credit card transactions carry a $2.95 fee.
- Battle Ground Community Center, 912 E. Main St., 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Annual passes also can be purchased at the four parks when fee booths are staffed.
More information is available on the county’s website at www.clark.wa.gov/public-works/parking-fees.
Parks facilities coordinator
360.397.2285 ext. 1680