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Beach Parking Fees Clear First Passage, Need Second Vote Sept. 18

[CREDIT: Mary Carlos] Warwick City Park Beach. Acting Mayor Solomon has suspended beach parking fees for 2018.

[CREDIT: Mary Carlos] Warwick City Park Beach.
[CREDIT: Mary Carlos] Warwick City Park Beach.
WARWICK, RI — Parking fees for all three of Warwick’s City beaches starting 2018 won first passage at Monday’s City Council meeting, but the measure needs to clear second passage Sept. 18 to make if official.

The ordinance, which passed its first hurdle unanimously Monday according to the City Clerk’s office, would set up resident and non-resident parking fees for Oakland Beach, City Park Beach and Conimicut Beach during the 2018 summer season.

According to Mayor Scott Avedisian’s office, the Department of Public Works and the Warwick Police Department will lock all parking lots during non-business hours. City Park Beach and Conimicut Point Beach lots will be close from dusk until dawn. The closing time at Oakland Beach will vary, and re-open at dawn.

All parking lots will continue to be patrolled by the WPD routinely throughout the season.

The fees charged under the ordinance, according to Mayor Scott Avedisian’s office, would be:

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·     Weekday Resident Day Pass:                            $5.00

·        Weekday Non-Resident Day Pass:                           $12.00

·       Weekday Senior Resident Day Pass:             $3.00

·       Weekday Non-Resident Senior Day Pass:                $6.00

·       Weekend Resident Day Pass:                            $7.00

·       Weekend Non-Resident Day Pass:                             $14.00

·       Weekend Senior Resident Day Pass:             $4.00

·       Weekend Senior Non-Resident Day Pass:                $7.00

·       Full Season Resident Pass:                               $20.00

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·       Full Season Non-Resident Pass:                              $60.00

·       Full Season Resident Senior Pass:               $10.00

·       Full Season Non-Resident Senior Pass:                 $30.00

The ordinance is on the City Council’s docket for Sept. 18 for second passage, according to the City Clerk’s office.

For more information about day and season passes, residents and visitors should contact the Department of Parks and Recreation at: 401-738- 2019.