Lane County Parks fees set to increase for first time in seven years on July 1

Lane County Parks fees set to increase for first time in seven years on July 1
Posted on 06/22/2020

On July 1, 2020, some Lane County Parks fees will increase for the first time since 2013. The changes include increasing the daily parking fee from $4.00 to $5.00 – although the cost of an annual parking pass will remain at $40.00.

 

“We are always very cautious about raising our fees at Lane County parks,” said Lane County Parks Manager Brett Henry. “But it is important that we reevaluate our fees from time to time to ensure they are in line with other agencies. The parking and reservation fees that we receive provide the bulk of our budget for park maintenance and improvements."*

 

The fee increases are the result of a market fee analysis that considered the fees that comparable park systems in our region charge for their facilities. The analysis was identified as a priority in the Parks Master Plan, which was adopted by the Board of County Commissioners in 2018 after a lengthy public process.

 

The fee increases were first discussed last fall and approved by the Board of County Commissioners in February. The increase was originally slated to occur in April; however, the decision was made to delay until July 1 in recognition that many facilities were unavailable to community members during the State’s Stay Home Save Lives Executive Order.

 

Other fee increases include:

  • Full hook-up RV campsites at Armitage and Harbor Vista campgrounds will increase from $30 to $35 per night.
  • Partial hook-up RV campsites at Armitage, Harbor Vista and Richardson campgrounds will increase from $25 to $30 per night.
  • Baker Bay RV campsites will increase from $20 to $23 per night.

 

Reservations made before July 1 will be honored at the prices that were in effect at the time the reservation was made. Reservations made on or after July 1 will be at the new prices.

 

For more information about parking passes and campsite reservations, please visit www.LaneCountyOR.gov/parks.

 

* Lane County Parks does not receive property tax funding.

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