The Port of Hood River Commission has approved a parking management plan for Port-owned portions of the Hood River waterfront to be implemented early in summer 2018.
The plan addresses Port goals to:
- Manage limited parking efficiently,
- Encourage turnover at specific locations, and
- Provide new resources for the ongoing maintenance, operation, and upgrades to Port-owned waterfront parks and open spaces.
Summer rates of $1.75 per hour are in effect April 1 – October 1 at the parking pay kiosks installed in convenient locations on the east and west blocks of Portway Avenue, both sides of N. 1st Street, the westernmost half of the Jensen Beach west parking lot. Payment can be made with debit or credit card at the kiosks. Coin or cash payment will not be accepted.
WAY TO PARK APP
A free download of the GIS supported Way to Park app enables users to avoid going to the kiosks altogether. Payment for parking can be made on the app using with a debit or credit card. The Way to Park app can be set up to send alerts to your phone to remind you when your parking time is about to run out and can provide the option to add time from your phone – no need to run back to the meter to add time.
PAY BY PLATE
Pay by plate is a convenient way to register your payment for parking without making extra trips to your car to display a sticker in your window. Simply enter your license plate number into the kiosk or the Way to Park app when prompted. Enforcement will be done by an officer scanning your plate number to check for payment.
DAILY & SEASON PASSES FOR PARKING LOTS
Annual passes for the Event Site and Jensen Beach parking lots will be available for sale online each year in December at preseason discount prices until the Wednesday before Memorial Day. Then, beginning Memorial Day weekend, passes are sold at full price at the Event Site parking attendant booth only. After Labor Day, passes may be purchased online and picked up at the Port office during regular business hours.
Annual passes are also valid in the dirt lot portion of Zone 2 (“Lot 1”) whenever it is open for Event Site overflow parking. Season passes are transferable, but not refundable or replaceable.
The parking rate schedule is meant to encourage turnover at the high demand parking areas of the Hood River waterfront and to support the cost of the ongoing maintenance of Port-owned parks and open spaces. The table below provides rates and maximum stay times for each parking zone.
|ZONE||LOCATION||HOURLY RATE||MAX TIME||TRUCK PARKING|
|1||Nichols Basin||1.75||4 Hours||No|
|2||N. 1st Street||1.75||4 Hours||No|
|3||East Portway||1.75||4 Hours||No|
|4||Event Site||1.75 (Whenever Parking Booth is Closed)||8 Hours||No|
|5||Jensen Beach (West)||1.75||8 Hours||No|
|6||West Portway||1.75||8 Hours||Yes|
Paid parking or display of valid pass required from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. all days including holidays.
Overnight parking or camping is not allowed. Parking between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. is prohibited in pay to park areas.
Commercial trucks may purchase overnight or monthly passes.
PARKING AGREEMENT – TERMS AND CONDITIONS
By entering and allowing your vehicle to remain in this Pay to Park Zone (“Zone”), a vehicle’s registered owner and/or operator (“You”) agree to enter into a contract with the Port of Hood River (“POHR”). If You do not accept the following terms and conditions, immediately remove your vehicle from the Zone to avoid POHR enforcement/collection actions.
1. You Must:
a. Pre-pay charges for each parking space used as posted on POHR parking kiosks and on the POHR website, www.portofhoodriver.com (“Website”), incorporated herein by reference.
b. Not park longer than the maximum allowed time.
c. Only park your vehicle in a space in the Zone where you paid to park. Payment only allows parking in that Zone.
d. Obey all POHR official signs and regulations.
2. You Agree to:
a. Pay unpaid parking charges and late payment charges as posted on POHR parking kiosks and at the Website when due, and unpaid charges and late payment charges being sent to collections.
b. Notices of parking complaints and warnings being affixed to your vehicle windshield or sent to you by mail.
c. Indemnify the POHR against any loss or damage arising out of your negligence or breach of these terms and conditions.
d. Resolve any dispute related to this agreement through the POHR internal resolution process, initiated by filing a POHR Dispute Form available at the POHR website or office. Only after filing a POHR Dispute Form and exhausting the POHR internal dispute resolution process may you seek redress in court. You agree to venue in Hood River County, Oregon.
3. POHR is not responsible for any injury, loss or damage to You or your vehicle or its contents. You will hold POHR harmless for any damage to your vehicle other than that caused by the negligence of POHR.
4. If any provision of this agreement is found to be unenforceable, the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions will not be impaired.