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    Norwalk pilots parking reconfiguration plan at Calf Pasture Beach for non-resident area

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    By Sanchali Singh

    (NORWALK, Conn.) On Sunday, the City of Norwalk announced that it installed concrete barriers in the parking lot at Calf Pasture Beach to create a non-resident parking area for the upcoming beach season.

    The designated parking area is part of the city’s reconfiguration plan for the beach parking lot. The city said in a statement that it is repaving and reconfiguring Calf Pasture’s parking lot to create a small non-resident parking area that will be 10% of overall available parking.

    Non-resident parking will be delineated with different color parking lines. Before the city goes through with creating colored parking lines, it decided to test the idea through newly installed concrete barriers and construction barrels.

    Parking enforcement resumed on Saturday, May 15, at the beach. Residents with cars registered in Norwalk don’t have to purchase beach passes, but those with vehicles registered outside the city can purchase a season pass.

    Non-Norwalk residents can also pay a daily rate of $40/car on weekdays before 5:00 p.m. and $20/car after 5:00 p.m. Payments can be made through the mobile app Park Mobile or at various kiosk pay stations around the parking lot.

    “I ask residents to take a few minutes to go online and ensure their license plate information is correct before heading out to the beach,” Mayor Harry W. Rilling said. “We expect it to be a busy spring and summer as we get back closer to normal, and it’s critically important residents aren’t caught by surprise with a parking ticket.”

    The city said that residents will “continue to have priority parking, and exclusive spots at Shady Beach and all along the waterfront.”

    Non-resident parking will be on a first-come, first-served basis. If parking for non-residents reaches capacity, it will close until 4 p.m., “regardless of what time it reached capacity.”

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