No More Free Parking at These Local Attractions

Point Bonita Lighthouse with water down below
Point Bonita Lighthouse (photo by Dennis Anderson)

Thinking of visiting Point Bonita Lighthouse, Rodeo Beach, Stinson Beach, Baker Beach, China Beach, Lands End Lookout, Navy Memorial or Sutro Heights? Bring your wallet, because you might have to pay for parking soon. 

The National Park Service’s proposed parking service fee is said to be necessary to address increased visitation demand and costs for cleaning, traffic control and repair at San Francisco and Marin locations — but there’s concern these fees may discourage visitors and increase traffic in surrounding private neighborhoods.

 The NPS will make a final decision after a public comment period — stay tuned.