Paid parking for non-residents is in effect at Memorial Park from June 14 to October 31, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., 7 days a week.

Visitor Passes

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

Contactless payments can be made onsite at Memorial Park by Visa, Mastercard, or Visa debit. Signage is posted in parking areas providing payment instructions, or you can download the Honk App to your mobile device.

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?

During the 2021 budget process, Council directed staff to pilot a 1 year paid parking program for municipal parks and approved implementation at Memorial Park.

The revenues from this program will be used to assist with park maintenance, capital improvements, and park security. Council will review this program during the 2022 budget deliberations.

Who can I contact for information about the program?
For more information, please email paytopark@meaford.ca or call 519-538-1060 Ext 1310. In the email subject line, please indicate it is regarding the pay to park program.

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 June 14 to October 31 of 2021, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 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 2021 season.

You can pay for a daily/seasonal parking pass by Visa, Mastercard, or Visa Debit by:

  1. Scanning the QR code posted on the signage in the parking area and following the instructions on your screen.
  2. Downloading the Honk App to your mobile device.

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 pilot 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. Window sticker parking passes will be issued free of charge to those that apply.

Stickers will be available starting June 14, 2021 at the Administration Office (21 Trowbridge Street West) during regular business hours (Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) as well as the following evenings:

  • Wednesday, June 16th until 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 23 until 7:00 p.m.

To be issued your sticker, you will need to provide your driver’s licence AND proof of ownership in order to verify your licence plate and address.

If you are a seasonal resident please also bring your property tax bill.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Why is the Municipality of Meaford implementing Paid Parking?

During the 2021 budget process, Council directed staff to pilot a 1 year paid parking program for municipal parks and approved implementation at Memorial Park.

The revenues from this program will be used to assist with park maintenance, capital improvements, and park security. Council will review this program during the 2022 budget deliberations.

Who can I contact for information about the program?
For more information, please email paytopark@meaford.ca or call 519-538-1060 Ext 1310. In the email subject line, please indicate it is regarding the pay to park program.

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

When and where will I need to have a resident parking pass displayed?

Parking passes are required at Memorial Park only from June 14 to October 31 of 2021, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., 7 days a week.

Residents will be issued parking passes in the form of a window sticker indicating the vehicle's licence plate. The sticker must be displayed in the lower right (passenger side) corner of your windshield.

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 owners and tenants. Young adults from age 16-18 that reside in Meaford also qualify for a resident pass.
How do I get my resident parking pass sticker?

Resident parking passes are available at the Administration Office during regular business hours (Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) as well as the following evenings:

  • Wednesday, June 16 until 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 23 until 7:00 p.m.

To recieve your pass, you will be asked to provide your driver's licence, proof of vehicle ownership, and proof of residency or property ownership.

Meaford Residents

If you are a full time Meaford resident, you can provide your vehicle ownership and driver's licence showing your Meaford Address. This will prove you reside in Meaford, and own the vehicle associated with the licence plate.

Meaford Property Owners

If you own property in Meaford but your primary residence is elsewhere, you can provide your driver's licence, vehicle ownership and your property tax bill. This will prove you own property in Meaford, and own the vehicle associated with the licence plate.

Can I register multiple vehicles that I own for a parking pass?

Yes. There is no limit to the number of passes available per residence, as long as a driver's licence and proof of ownership is provided.

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 Bylaw 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.
I live out of town, and come to take a family member who lives in Meaford to local parks as they don't have a car or drive. Do I still have to pay?
In this scenario, you would need to purchase either a daily or seasonal pass since your licence and vehicle registration would not be associated with a Municipality of Meaford address. As this is a pilot year for this program, we anticipate there will be some unique circumstances impacted by the new process. You can notify us of your situation by email to paytopark@meaford.ca so we can include the data in our comprehensive report to Council at the end of the parking pilot.
Why didn't the Municipality direct mail passes to residents with their tax bill?
In order for this pilot program to give us the best data possible, we wanted to ensure the passes were issued fairly to verified Meaford residents and property owners, and were not able to be shared among different household or with visitors. This way we can track how many passes are issued, and have better data to provide to Council when they review the success of the program.

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