JUPITER, Fla. — You'll soon have to pay to park at a popular beach in Jupiter.
Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation said that effective March 1, county residents will have to pay $10 to park on weekends and holidays at DuBois Park at 19075 DuBois Road.
Non-county residents will have to pay $20 a day. There will be no parking fee during the week.
Parks and Recreation said you will pay at a kiosk, and you will enter your license plate to determine how much you have to pay.
"I think they need to maintain this," said Marie Ryan, who's in favor of the parking fee. "There's so much to do right here at this park. There's picnics, there's walking, you go down to the ocean. It's calm, it's very well maintained."
"I was sad to see it," said Lisa Pedalino, who's against the fee. "This is one of the few places where everyone can come, and it's nice to have free parking. You see a lot of families come up here, hard working families, they have picnics. And they're from different socioeconomic backgrounds, and I get the feeling that they would not be able to afford to do that, and it saddens me."
Parks and Recreation said it's doing this to offset the cost of safety and security resources for management of the park.
The county said nearby county beaches where there is no parking fee include Carlin Park, Ocean Cay Park, Coral Cove Park, Jupiter Beach Park, and Juno Beach Park.
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