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Pay parking kicks in at Lake Wilcox Park starting July 22

Residents can continue to park for free by registering for permit online at
July 22, 2020
Sheila Wang

There will be no more free parking for non-residents at one of Richmond Hill’s premier destination parks.

The city announced it is launching pay parking at the four parking lots of Lake Wilcox Park.

Pay parking takes effect July 22.

Richmond Hill residents can continue to park for free by registering for a permit online at The free permit is valid for the entire summer season.

The pay parking initiative is part of the city’s efforts to address the ongoing traffic and parking problems at the popular local park, which attracts thousands of visitors from across the GTA each year.

Lake Wilcox Park is known for its combination of waterfront scenery and many family-friendly amenities.

Earlier this month, the park added a 130-m long pedestrian walkway -- Sunset Boardwalk -- to bring people closer to water.

Pay parking will be in effect each year from April 1 to Sept. 30. Parking costs $4 per hour at the Oak Ridges Community Centre and the north gravel lots. It costs $5 per hour at the splash pad lot.

Parking restrictions are also being put in place on the residential streets around Lake Wilcox. Regulatory signs on local area streets will notify drivers of the restrictions.

Resident inquiries related to pay parking and permits should be directed to parking at 905-771-8860 or