Pay stations coming to Cultus Lake Park

Parking meters are being installed in Cultus Lake Park.

Despite the decision to remove pay parking from provincial parks across B.C., there is no similar move being considered in the lots run by the Cultus Lake Park Board, confirmed board chair Sacha Peter.

Parking meters are being installed in Cultus Lake Park.

Despite the decision to remove pay parking from provincial parks across B.C., there is no similar move being considered in the lots run by the Cultus Lake Park Board, confirmed board chair Sacha Peter.

The fact that millions visit the park every year necessitates finding a way to cover costs incurred by the park board, the official added.

“Parking fees are a way of recouping those costs,” Peter said. “We consider them to be the admission price for the lake, and a fairly inexpensive one at that.”

Park board administrator Ron Campbell said they receive “absolutely no provincial funding” for the operation of Cultus Lake Park. It’s mandated to be a park by the province, but funding is mostly from campground revenues and residential/commercial lease fees.

Consequently, the park board approved the introduction of pay parking meters with a new fee structure last fall for implementation in the spring of 2011.

“We’re hoping the first two meters will be in place by the May long weekend with one in each of the two parking lots,” Campbell said.

The pay parking stations require a licence plate number to be inputted. Fees are $1 for an hour, $2 for three hours or $5 for all day.

“We’re trying to make it more user friendly for people who want to walk the dog or sit on the beach for a short time,” said Campbell.

The park board used to have a staffer on duty in each of their two parking lots, Parking Lot A to the east, and Parking Lot B to the west, and collected parking fees from summer visitors that way. By early June the remaining two new units should be installed.

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