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

 Overnight Winter Parking (November 15 to April 1)

Overnight Parking Restrictions take effect beginning November 15, 2023, and remain in place until April 1, 2024.  Overnight Parking Restrictions are enforced to ensure that municipal roads and lots are maintained throughout the winter to provide safe travel.

While Overnight Parking Restrictions are in place, no person shall allow their vehicle to be parked, placed, or left standing on any street, or in any municipal parking lot between 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. 

 

The Market Square Parking Lot located at 12 Nelson Street East permits overnight parking at no cost. This parking lot has two specific rows dedicated for overnight parking, divided as odd and even rows, which correspond to the calendar day. Prior to parking your vehicle, you need to consider if your vehicle will still be parked in that spot when the plow will be clearing the lot the next day between 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. Then figure out what day it is and park your vehicle in either the odd or even row based on the date and time when the lot will be plowed. For example, if today is the 15th and you won't be moving your vehicle until the morning, you should park it in the even row to allow the plow to clear the lot between 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. on the 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. 

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 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. 

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 1, 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.

 

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

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