Pay Parking Begins May 1 at Sooke Potholes & Thetis Lake Regional Parks

Apr 24, 2008

Victoria, BC- Pay parking at Sooke Potholes and Thetis Lake regional parks will resume Thursday, May 1, 2008 for the summer season. The cost of parking is $2 per day, or $15 for a season’s pass. Revenue collected from parking fees helps to offset the costs of park services for visitors.

Motorists are required to find a designated parking spot, purchase a ticket from a dispenser and display the receipt on the vehicle dashboard. All ticket dispensers accept $1 coins, and the main parking lot ticket dispensers at Thetis Lake and Sooke Potholes accept VISA and MasterCard.

A $15 season’s pass, valid from May 1 to September 30, is available for frequent visitors, and is valid at both parks. The pass can be purchased from CRD Regional Parks’ headquarters (490 Atkins Avenue, Langford), Robbins Parking (1102 Fort Street, Victoria), the main ticket dispenser at Thetis Lake or the Parking Lot 2 dispenser at Sooke Potholes. Visitors purchasing a pass from CRD Regional Parks headquarters or Robbins Parking are also required to purchase a decal for $10 (refundable at the end of the season).

Parking is free at all regional parks and trails during the off-season (October 1 to April 30). CRD Regional Parks reminds visitors that Sooke Potholes and Thetis Lake regional parks are open from sunrise to sunset.

For more information, please visit the CRD Regional Parks web site.

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For further information please contact:

Gordon Tolman
Manager, Park Services
CRD Regional Parks
tel: 250.478.3344