As of October 31, 2023, Memorial Park is closed for the 2023 season. Please be advised that after October 31, 2023, you no longer need a parking pass to visit Memorial Park. Memorial Park remains open year-round for walkers and Kin Hall rentals, however camping amenities will be unavailable.  We look forward to welcoming you back in May for the 2024 camping season! Please check back to this page for updates and announcements.


Paid parking for non-residents is in effect at Memorial Park from May 1 to October 31, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., 7 days a week.

Visitor Passes

Fees: $10 day pass, $100 for a season pass.

Contactless payment for day and season passes can be made onsite at Memorial Park using Visa, Mastercard, or Visa debit by downloading the HONK Mobile App to your mobile device.

Day passes can be purchased by scanning the QR code on the signage posted in parking areas and following the payment instructions on your screen. 

In person support is available at the Memorial Park Office during business hours (open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.)

How to Purchase a Visitor Day Parking Pass How to Purchase a Visitor Season Parking Pass

Visitor Passes - Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to frequently asked questions about visitor parking passes at Memorial Park.

Why is the Municipality of Meaford implementing paid parking?

Council has approved staff to implement a paid parking program for Memorial Park. 

The revenues from this program will be used to assist with park maintenance, capital improvements, and park security. 

Who can I contact for information about the program?

For more information, please contact:

 

Rod Willis

Manager, Parks & Facility Services

Municipality of Meaford

21 Trowbridge Street West, Meaford

519-538-1060 extension 1310

 

For enforcement information, please email bylaw@meaford.ca or call 519-538-2121 and follow the prompts to reach the Manager of Enforcement.

 Who has to pay for parking?
All visitors to Memorial Park that are not residents or property owners in the Municipality of Meaford are required to pay.
 When and where will paid parking be in effect?
Paid parking is in effect at Memorial Park from May 1 to October 31, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., 7 days a week.
How do I pay for a daily/seasonal pass and what is the cost?

Daily passes are $10/day, and season passes are $100 for the 2023 season.

You can pay for a day/season parking pass by Visa, Mastercard, or Visa Debit by downloading the Honk App to your mobile device.

In a hurry? You can pay for a day parking pass by scanning the QR code on posted signage in the parking lot and following the payment instructions on your screen. 

In person support is available at the Memorial Park Office during business hours (open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.)

How to Purchase a Visitor Day Parking Pass How to Purchase a Visitor Season Parking Pass

How do I pay without a mobile device or data plan?

If you don’t have a mobile device, you can purchase a pass by using a public computer at the Meaford Public Library, open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Saturday.

If you have a device but do not have a data plan, you can download the Honk App or pay through the Honk website from any public Wi-Fi hot spot, such as those available at popular public places like libraries, coffee shops, restaurants, and hotels.

Can I purchase a seasonal or daily parking pass in person with cash?
No, cash payments are not available for this program. Passes must be purchased through the QR code, Honk app, or Honk website by Visa, Mastercard or Visa Debit.
If I am camping at Memorial Park, do I also need  to purchase a parking pass?
Anyone camping at Memorial Park will be provided 1 space for parking per site at no cost. Additional vehicles will be required to pay at the registration office where you will be provided a tag.

Resident Passes

Meaford residents and property owners will not have to pay for parking at Memorial Park. Residents are required to register their license plate at the Memorial Park Office to obtain parking privileges.

Beginning May 1st, 2023, you will need to visit the Memorial Park Office and provide proof of residency to register a license plate with staff. Proof of residency can be ­­­your drivers license, tax bill or water bill.  

Once you have registered your license plate, you will not receive a physical sticker or pass. You will simply be added to our list of residents approved to park at Memorial Park for free!

How to Get a Resident Parking Pass

Memorial Park Office

Location: 179 Grant Avenue, Meaford ON N4L 1A8

Hours of Operation:

Monday - 9:00a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday - 9:00a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday - 9:00a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Thursday - 9:00a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Friday - 9:00a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Saturday - 9:00a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Sunday - 9:00a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Resident Passes - Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to frequently asked questions about resident parking passes at Memorial Park.

Why is the Municipality of Meaford switching to HONK for Resident Parking Passes?
Honk Mobile App is the current vendor for daily and seasonal visitor parking passes at Memorial Park. By switching resident parking passes to the same system, the Municipality of Meaford will have better metrics to anticipate future parking needs. 

What is accepted as “Proof of Residency”?

Acceptable forms of Proof of Residency include:

  • A valid drivers license with your Meaford Address
  • A tax bill with your Meaford Address
  • A water bill with your Meaford Address

Will I get a physical parking pass?

No, you will not receive a physical sticker or pass. Once you have registered, your license plate will simply be added to the HONK database of residents approved to park at Memorial Park for free. 

How will By-Law know I have a parking pass?

During routine inspections at Memorial Park, by-law officers will type your license plate number into the system to confirm your registered parking pass. 

Can I register more than one license plate?

 Yes. There is no limit to the number of license plates registered per residence, as long as valid proof of residency is provided. 
Who is eligible for a free resident parking pass?

Meaford residents and property owners are eligible for a free parking pass for Memorial Park including tenants and seasonal residents. Young adults from age 16-18 that reside in Meaford also qualify for a resident pass.

Can I get a parking pass if I am a renter?
Yes. When you visit the Memorial Park Office to register your license plate, please bring a water bill or valid drivers license with your Meaford address. 

Can I get a parking pass if I am a seasonal resident?

Yes. When you visit the Memorial Park Office to register your license plate, please bring proof of Residency such as a tax or water bill. 
How will the Municipality ensure that people will not avoid paying for parking by parking elsewhere and blocking resident driveways?

Authorized signage has been added in areas of concern. Municipal by-law Enforcement will patrol these areas as well, and respond to any concerns to street parking issues that arise. Call 519-538-2121, and follow the prompts to reach the Manager of Enforcement, or email bylaw@meaford.ca

Who can I contact for information about the program?

For more information, please contact:

 

Rod Willis

Manager, Parks & Facility Services

Municipality of Meaford

21 Trowbridge Street West, Meaford

519-538-1060 extension 1310

 

For enforcement information, please email bylaw@meaford.ca or call 519-538-2121 and follow the prompts to reach the Manager of Enforcement.

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