No more free weekend parking at Burlington’s Beachway Park

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Published May 20, 2022 at 10:47 am

Free parking on weekends at Burlington Beach/Beachway Park has come to an end.

Beginning tomorrow, May 21, summer weekend parking fees will be in effect from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. until the end of Septembe.

The cost is $20 per day flat rare or $2.50 per hour. Parking fees can be paid through the HONK mobile app. Users do not have to download the app but can scan the QR code on parking lot signage to pay for parking.

The Beachway has become more popular over time and the past few summers, during the pandemic, saw record demand for parking resulting in the City having to use barricades, a drop-off zone and parking ambassadors to help manage the demand for parking.

“Parking spaces at Beachway Park are very limited and the lots fill quickly. We saw an improvement to parking and traffic flow after we introduced paid parking on weekends last summer,” said Craig Kummer, director of Transportation Services.

“The Beachway is a popular destination so visitors should plan ahead and possibly consider coming back another time if the parking lot is full, or to park in an alternative location.”

Illegally parked vehicles will be issued tickets and/or towed. Drivers are reminded not to park illegally, especially on Lakeshore Road shoulders and the grass boulevard over the pipeline as they will be towed.

Parking is free in Downtown Burlington on weekends and holidays. Beachway visitors are encouraged to extend their walk or use the drop-off zone, park for free in the downtown and meet their household members at the beach. For information on parking downtown, visit here.

Visitors are also encouraged to consider taking Burlington Transit, cycling, walking or rolling to the beach and leaving their cars at home.

Also starting May 21, Halton residents can take advantage of 10 free days of parking per year at Beachway Park. It is recommended that residents wait to fill out the parking exemption form once they’ve arrived at the beach and parked in a legal parking spot. The exemption doesn’t guarantee a spot, but it does give residents free parking for the day.

For more information about parking at Beachway Park, visit the City website.

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