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CHWP & TCT Parking Permits

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Visitors to the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park (CHWP) and Thompson Creek Trail (TCT) are encouraged to purchase permits for parking in lots near the park, as street parking is limited in the neighborhoods surrounding the park and parking regulations are strictly enforced.

Everyone utilizing the CHWP and TCT parking lots is expected to adhere to the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park & Thompson Creek Trail Parking Permit Policy.

Permits, Parking Lots & Costs

Permit Type
North Lot
South Lot
Permit Information
Cost
Resident
 No  Yes

Residents of Claremont are eligible for two (2) permits per household, valid for three (3) years

 

Students enrolled at the Claremont Colleges are eligible for one (1) permit, valid for three (3) years

 Free
Annual Visitor
 Yes  Yes

Available to both residents and other visitors.  May be renewed each January; cost may be pro-rated.

 $100
Temporary (Metered)
 Yes  Yes

Available in four (4) hour increments at the parking lot meters. 

 $5 (Sat/Sun mornings until 10 a.m.)

 

$3

(all other times)

 

North Lot:  CHWP parking lot; North Mills Avenue
South Lot:  TCT parking lot; northeast corner of Mills Avenue and Mt. Baldy Road

HOW TO APPLY FOR A PARKING PERMIT

Residents:  Apply in person with proof of residency
Students:  Apply in person with current Claremont College student ID and valid car registration
Annual Visitor:  Apply by mail or in person
Temporary (Metered) Parking:  Use parking meters in the CHWP and TCT lots

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED AT:  City Hall or Alexander Hughes Community Center

 

General Rules & Warnings

  • Possession of a parking permit does not guarantee a parking space.
  • Failure to purchase/display a parking permit or exceeding the four-hour parking limit may result in a parking citation.
  • Cars left in the lots after the park is closed will be ticketed.
  • The City of Claremont is not responsible for fire, theft, accident, loss or damage to any vehicle or other property while in the CHWP or TCT parking lots. 

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