Community meeting for Marina & Beach Park paid parking will be Wednesday


A community meeting for the proposed Marina & Beach Park paid parking program will be held from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at the Des Moines Activity Center.

This meeting is free and open to the public.

More details here: http://www.desmoinesmarina.com/marina–beachpark-paid-parking.html

Here’s more from the city:

In response to direction from the Des Moines City Council, the staff has developed a plan for implementing and operating a pay parking system on the Marina floor and in the Des Moines Beach Park.  The Council’s goals are to implement a system that will increase security, reduce the illegal and inappropriate use of the parking lots in the Marina and Beach Park, and create a revenue stream.

The Marina staff set up this project web page to provide a place where stakeholders and interested parties can go to get information about the progress of the project.  The staff will post the current plan drawings plus any future revisions and also the schedule for public meetings related to the project.

WHEN: Wednesday February 15, 2017: 5:30pm – 6:30pm

WHERE: Des Moines Activity Center, ​2045 S 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198

Frequently Asked Questions.

FAQ – Marina | Beach Park Paid Parking

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4 Responses to “Community meeting for Marina & Beach Park paid parking will be Wednesday”
  1. MALCOLM BURN says:

    We do not feel it is right to charge residents of Des Moines WA for parking at the Marina. This will only place undue burden on our retail stores and other residents near the Marina. We already pay for a yearly pass for our state parks. This is placing an additional burden on our family. Please reconsider as we are well aware we have a large retirement community in our city.
    Thank you for the consideration.

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  2. James says:

    I guess I can skip my trips to your farmers market if I have to pay for parking too. I can head to Kent (on Saturday) or Burien (on Thursday). Free parking for both of those.

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    • Dave Kaplan says:

      I guess that’s your choice, but if you actually buy something at the Farmers Market the market will validate up to two hours of your parking (i.e. – it’ll be free).

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  3. Dylan says:

    As a new Des Moines resident, I’m incredibly disappointed in this decision. The Park was one of the reasons I raved about this area. I will go ahead and pay the fee but many won’t and the diversity and community interactions the city should be embracing will suffer. The park will become a ghost town. Very sad and goes in line with short-term thinking I’ve seen from city officials so far.

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