Parking is available throughout Meaford in municipal lots and along some streets. Some parking restrictions may apply.

 

 Market Square Parking Notice for November 28 to December 5

Part of the Market Square parking lot located at 12 Nelson Street E will be closed from November 28 to December 5 for the Christmas on the Bay event.

 

Alternate parking is available on Nelson Street, Trowbridge Street and at the Meaford Harbour.

 

Resident overnight parking is available at the north end of the Market Square parking lot and will remain unaffected.

 

Google Maps image of Market Square with parking shown in green at the north end and closure in red at the south end

Paid Parking for Memorial Park 

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 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?

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 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 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 2022 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 day pass at the Memorial Park office.

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.

Resident parking pass sticker information will be available early May 2022. 

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?

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 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 from May 1 to October 31, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 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 pass sticker information will be available early May 2022. 

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 drivers 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.

Municipal Parking Lots

Parking may be available at no cost in the following municipal parking lots throughout Meaford. Some lots are designated for use for Municipal employees or users of Municipal facilities.

 

No vehicles are permitted to park on municipal roads and/or parking lots from November 15 to April 1 between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. Vehicles in violation will be ticketed and/or towed at owner's expense. 

 

Click here to view the parking lot map. 

 

 Lot NameDescription/Location

Berry Street

25 Berry Street

 

Beautiful Joe Park

162 Edwin Street 

Bognor Hall

597352 Grey Road 29

David Johnston Park

128 Fuller Street

Fred Raper Park

207 Bayfield Street

Irish Mountain Lookout

265566 Sideroad 25

Legion Park

South/East corner Owen Street and Legion Road

Leith Beach 

359392 Grey Road 15

*Market Square

(See below description)

12 Nelson Street East

Meaford and St. Vincent Arena and Community Centre

151 Collingwood Street West

Meaford Harbour

3 St. Vincent Street

Memorial Park

181 Grant Avenue

Nelson Street West (Former Smith Tire)

28 Nelson Street West

Riverside Hall

157707 7th Line

St. Vincent Park

269 Lakeshore Road

Off-leash Dog Park 

25 Grant Avenue 

Trowbridge St. East

22 Trowbridge Street

Woodford Hall

107 Woodford Crescent

Trowbridge Street Rear Lots

15 and 21 Trowbridge Street 

Meaford Public Library 

11 Sykes Street North

* The Market Square Parking Lot is the only designated overnight parking lot during the winter months (from Nov. 15 – April 1).

Two rows have been assigned to allow vehicles to park overnight in this lot location. The rows have been designated as Odd and Even as to the calendar day.

Vehicles must be parked in the Odd or Even row based on the calendar day that a plow may be clearing the parking lot (from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. in the morning) not the date and time you park your vehicle. For example: if the date is the 15th and you are not moving your vehicle till the next following day, you should park in the Even row because the plow may need to clear the lot at 4 a.m. on 16th

This change will help with proper snow removal and abandoned vehicles. Please take the time to read the sign in the lot and park your car in the right row to avoid receiving a parking ticket and/or having your vehicle towed. 

 

On-Street Parking

On-street parking is available along many streets in the Municipality of Meaford. Please check the area you would like to park for signs indicating any parking restrictions.

On-street parking is prohibited on all streets overnight (from 2:00 a.m. to 6 a.m.) during the winter months (November 15 to April 1).

Please also make sure to park 3 meters away from fire hydrants, and 9 meters away from a road intersection.

For more detail on on-street parking restrictions, please see the Parking by-law.

Accessible Parking

Many municipal parking lots will have clearly marked accessible parking spaces that you can use if you have an accessible parking permit.

To apply for or renew an accessible parking permit contact Service Ontario.

For a full list of accessible features at municipal facilities, please see the Facilities Map.

Parking Tickets

Municipal law enforcement officers may issue you a ticket if you don't follow the rules of the Parking by-law.

You can pay your ticket by cash, debit or cheque at the Administration Office, 21 Trowbridge Street West from Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

If you would like to appeal your ticket, please contact us at bylaw@meaford.ca or 519-538-1060 ext. 1134

Market Square Parking Lot

The Market Square Parking Lot is the only designated overnight parking lot during the winter months (from Nov. 15 – April 1).

 

Two rows have been assigned to allow vehicles to park overnight in this lot location. The rows have been designated as Odd and Even as to the calendar day.

 

Vehicles must be parked in the Odd or Even row based on the calendar day that a plow may be clearing the parking lot (from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. in the morning) not the date and time you park your vehicle. For example: if the date is the 15th and you are not moving your vehicle till the next following day, you should park in the Even row because the plow may need to clear the lot at 4 a.m. on 16th. 

 

This change will help with proper snow removal and abandoned vehicles. Please take the time to read the sign in the lot and park your car in the right row to avoid receiving a parking ticket and/or having your vehicle towed. 

Report a Concern

Part of the Market Square parking lot located at 12 Nelson Street E will be closed from November 28 to December 5 for the Christmas on the Bay event.

Alternate parking is available on Nelson Street, Trowbridge Street and at the Meaford Harbour.

Resident overnight parking is available at the north end of the Market Square parking lot and will remain unaffected.

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