Beach Season Opening–May 15th

Norwalk residents who have a vehicle registered in another town or city can still buy their Beach Pass. Visit here for more information.

Norwalk residents, don’t forget to guarantee your free parking pass at Calf Pasture Beach and/or Shady Beach by May 15th. You can verify your vehicle by clicking here.

After construction work on a new parking lot at Calf Pasture Beach, we have expanded parking, which will accommodate parking spaces for 379 resident-only vehicles and 150 non-resident vehicles. This brings the total number of resident-only parking spaces at Calf Pasture and Shady Beach to nearly 650, including 100 parking spots along the water, 100 along the marina fencing, and 65 at Shady Beach.

All non-resident parking for Calf Pasture Beach is first come, first serve based on available spots. Day Parking passes can be purchased on the ParkMobile app or at one of the two pay station kiosks located on the main sidewalk next to the parking lot. Day Parking Passes can be purchased on the ParkMobile app or by calling 877-727-5730. (Beach Zone# 2035)

Beach fees:

  • The non-resident parking fee is $42/per car on weekdays before 5:00 pm
  • $30/per car after 5:00 pm
  • $72/per car on Saturday and Sunday

The “Landlocked Towns 2023 season passes” will be available for purchase after April 15th, 2023, at City Hall- room 225, Monday-Friday 8:30 am-4:30 pm.

For more information, interested parties can call our Beach Hotline at (203) 854-7924.

Norwalk Upgrades Meter Parking with Pay-By-Plate Parking

The City of Norwalk, Connecticut, has announced an exciting upgrade to its parking system in partnership with Flowbird Group, the leader in curbside management and urban mobility solutions. The City will be replacing its all single-space parking meters with Flowbird’s Solar-Powered Smart Parking Kiosks, fully equipped with the industry’s latest technology. The upgrade is a part of the City’s goal to enhance the customer service experience with a modernized solution while providing more payment options.

The new parking system will feature pay-by-plate parking kiosks that are accessible for all customers, including meeting ADA standards. To begin, the user simply enters their license plate number and desired length of stay. Payment will now be accepted with either coins, debit, or credit card. Once payment has been made, the parking session has started and there is no need to walk back to their vehicle to display a receipt on the dashboard. 

By implementing modernized pay stations with convenient payment options, the City will be able to better manage parking turnover and visitor influx during peak seasons.

All transaction data from the pay stations are sent in real-time to Flowbird’s intelligent data management suite and shared with the City’s enforcement solution, ready to be integrated with other parking payment methods.  Using the data provided by the Flowbird system, City staff can track the highest areas of use throughout the day. This data can be valuable to help determine future event parking, including plans for staffing.

The new pay stations are expected to be installed by end of June 2023. For more information on how these pay stations will work, click here for a quick video or contact Park Norwalk directly.