Credit card pay station to open in Marine Park

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Vancouver-Clark Parks and Recreation will accept credit card payments for the daily parking fees charged at the Marine Park Boat Launch on Monday, making it the first credit card pay station to be installed in a local city park.

Vancouver-Clark Parks and Recreation plans to add pay stations that accept credit cards at all its parks that currently charge daily parking fees over the next year, it said in a news release.

Other parks that charge daily parking fees: Frenchman’s Bar Regional Park; Lewisville Regional Park; Salmon Creek Regional Park/Klineline Pond; Vancouver Lake Regional Park; Daybreak Regional Boat Launch; Haapa Boat Launch; and Wintler Park.

The department plans to have credit card machines available at the county regional sites midsummer, with additional automated pay stations installed by spring 2013.

Until then, these parks will continue to only accept cash payments for parking fees. Parking fees range from $2 to $8 per day, depending on the type of vehicle. The fees are used to help pay for parks maintenance and operations. For more information, including parking fees for specific parks, visit Parks and Trails.