Pay to park

Commission recommends Upper Bidwell parking fees

The city moved one step closer to requiring paid parking in Upper Bidwell Park at the Bidwell Park and Playground Commission meeting on Monday (Oct. 29).

The proposed fees are supposed to help fund repairs to Upper Park Road, as well as additional staffing if the entire road is reopened to vehicles.

The vote was 5-0 (with Commissioners Elaina McReynolds and Jeffrey Glatz absent) to recommend the City Council: require a $2 daily parking fee; establish a $25 annual parking pass; allow those who are 62 or older, disabled, veterans and low-income (who meet a certain income threshold) to park for free; provide free parking passes to members of organizations that lease Upper Bidwell Park facilities; and offer free parking during special events.