Duval County

Paid parking at Jacksonville Beach city lots begins

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. — The last few days of Spring Break and St. Patrick’s Day means a busy weekend expected at the beach. Jacksonville Beach is cashing in on those crowds.

“I figured because of Spring Break -- that we needed to get over here early. Otherwise we wouldn’t get a parking spot,” Jackie Waldron said.


Paid parking starts back up Friday at four of the seven city-owned lots. City council could soon vote to add more city-owned lots to the mix. An ordinance goes through council for its second reading Monday.

It would add payment requirements at the following city-owned lots:

  • 100 block 6th Ave. N
  • 6th Ave N Endzone
  • 102 2nd Ave. N

According to the bill, it’s to “provide for uniformity of cost and enforcement of fees and rates charged to the general public.”

Neighbors are split by the decision.

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“I come from the westside, so it’s a little better if I could find parking where I don’t have to pay for it — just for gas reason, just because I live far,” Simone Bryant said.

“If I did it every single day I might mind it, but on the weekends and stuff? I think it’s appropriate,” Waldron said.

It’ll cost $3 for under two hours, a $1 for every hour after that. Residents can also register for free parking here: Resident Parking Program | Jacksonville Beach, FL

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