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Parking fees begin at Ford Park Tuesday

Vail Daily staff report
newsroom@vaildaily.com
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL –Visitors to Vail’s Ford Park will again have the option of paying a $5 fee for close-in parking on 43 busy days this summer, including most of July.

Fees begin Tuesday to coincide with the first free Bud Light Hot Summer Nights concert of the season. The special event parking program was introduced 13 years ago to alleviate traffic congestion, improve pedestrian safety and increase access options during multiple events at the park.

A parking attendant will be at the lot beginning at 7 a.m. every busy day and will request that vehicles looking for all-day parking not related to Ford Park activities use the Vail Village or Lionshead parking structures. Close-in parking will be offered for events such as the Hot Summer Nights concert series, Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival, Vail International Dance Festival and the Vail Lacrosse Tournament. Fees will be collected from either 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. or 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., depending on event.



There are several options for free access to Ford Park on busy days. The Vail Village garage is free this summer with 10-minute bus service to the park during special events. Event-goers are asked to board at the Covered Bridge eastbound stop about an hour before the event begins.

For those who prefer to walk from the structure to the park, pedestrian paths provide 10-minute access to the park. ADA access is available via the Vail Valley Drive entrances, both through Manor Vail and the Nature Center bridge path. Also, several ADA accessible spaces and a monitored drop-off area will be available at Ford Park for private vehicles on busy days.



The number of paid parking dates are subject to change as more events are added to the calendar. New this year, the town has also identified a series of days in which construction parking will be blacked out to accommodate users of the park. Construction contractors are asked to use the Vail Village and Lionshead parking structures on those days. The busy days are:

Tuesday, 4-8 p.m.

June 22, 4-8 p.m.



June 25, 4-8 p.m.

June 29, 4-8 p.m.

June 30, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

July

July 1, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

July 2, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

July 3, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

July 4, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

July 5, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

July 6, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

July 7, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

July 8, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

July 9, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

July 10, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

July 11, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

July 13, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

July 14, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

July 16, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

July 17, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

July 20, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

July 23, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

July 24, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

July 25, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. (Upper Lots)

July 26, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. (Athletic Fields)

July 27, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

July 28, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

July 29, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

July 30, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

July 31, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

August

August 1, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

August 2, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

August 3, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

August 4, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

August 5, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

August 6, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

August 7, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

August 8, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

August 10T, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

August 15, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

August 16, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

August 17, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

August 20, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

August 21, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

June 2010

Tuesday: 6 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Wednesday, 6 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Friday, 6 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Saturday, 6 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Sunday, 6 a.m. – 3 p.m.

June 22, 6 a.m. – 3 p.m.

June 25, 6 a.m. – 3 p.m.

June 26, 6 a.m. – 3 p.m.

June 27, 6 a.m. – 3 p.m.

June 28, 6 a.m. – 3 p.m.

June 29, 6 a.m. – 3 p.m.

June 30, 6 a.m. – 3 p.m.

July

July 1 -11, 6 a.m. – 3 p.m.

July 13-17, 6 a.m. – 3 p.m.

July 19-20, 6 a.m. – 3 p.m.

July 23-31, 6 a.m. – 3 p.m.

August

August 1-17, 6 a.m. – 3 p.m.

August 20-22,6 a.m. – 3 p.m.

August 24, 6 a.m. – 3 p.m.

August 26, 6 a.m. – 3 p.m.

August 28- 29,6 a.m. – 3 p.m.

*On August 28 and 29, the upper East parking lot will be closed to all parking for the Firefighter Challenge which will be held on the East parking lot of Ford Park.


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