The City of Sumner now has two lots for which it is offering a limited amount of paid, reserved parking for commuters, adjacent to the Sumner Sounder Station.

LOT 1: RED APPLE LOT

75 SPACES

How much to park?

$75/month

How does it work for parking?

You will receive a parking permit to hang on your rear-view mirror or display visibly on your dash.  This gives you access to park in any space within the City’s Red Apple Lot at any time.  The spaces will be reserved only for permit holders during the day, Monday through Friday.  On evenings and weekends, you may continue to park in the lot, and other cars (non-permit holders) may also park in open spaces within the lot to dine downtown or attend special events.

You do not have to register a specific car, but the car must have the proper permit displayed at all times or will be ticketed.  The permit is fully transferable but there are no refunds, replacement passes or pro-rated options.

Space in this lot will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.  This lot is in the process of being cleaned up for future redevelopment and is estimated to be available for parking for approximately three years. We will not sell into a quarter which will not have parking available for you, but we want our customers to know that this will not be a permanent parking lot.

How do I sign up?

Right here! Use the PayPal button below to sign up.  Passes will be mailed in the last week of September.


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Where is the lot located?
The Red Apple Lot is bordered by Alder/Kincaid Avenues and Maple/Academy Streets, approximately two blocks from the station. Parking is available to the south and east of the former Red Apple market building.

LOT 2: STATION LANE LOT

10 SPACES

How much to park?

3 months for $300

How does it work for parking?

You will receive a parking permit to hang on your rear-view mirror or display visibly on your dash.  This gives you access to park in any space within the City’s Station Lane Lot at any time.  The lot is only open for reserved parking.

You do not have to register a specific car, but the car must have the proper permit displayed at all times or will be ticketed.  The permit is fully transferable but there are no refunds, replacement passes or pro-rated options.

Space in this lot will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis each quarter.  Returning customers will get a two-week advance renewal option before the spaces are open to the public for sale.  Please note this is a benefit offered only to Station Lane Lot customers, not Red Apple Lot customers.  Also, unlike the Red Apple Lot, the Station Lane Lot has no future redevelopment plans and likely will remain available for reserved parking into the foreseeable future.

How do I sign up?

Station Lane is now sold out through September.

Where is the lot located?

The Station Lane Lot is located on Station Lane, just south of the fire station.

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What if someone “cheats” and parks in there anyway?

They will be towed at their expense. We will be watching this lot very closely to make sure there are no “cheaters.” As a permit holder, you will be given an alternate street location where it will be okay to park in an emergency with your permit displayed, should a “cheater” take the last spot.

Why can’t you offer free parking?

We do!  We have on-street parking available where possible, especially on Academy Street.  The City has to balance the needs of residents to be able to access their homes and local businesses needing daytime parking with commuters wanting all-day parking. Residential Permit Zones (RPZs) are put in place when residents apply for them in their neighborhood and can demonstrate minimal availability for residents to park on their street.  The City has approved RPZs in front of houses and has denied RPZs when the road is on the side of houses, like Academy, trying to give residents access to their front doors while leaving parking adjacent to side yards for commuters.  As with all compromises, it likely doesn’t satisfy anyone completely.

Why can’t the Red Apple lot be free parking?

The ground under this lot is contaminated from a former gas station that used to be located adjacent to it.  The City has spent years negotiating a settlement for the site’s cleanup with the station’s former owner and gas companies, but the City still has to fund a portion of the clean-up. This is a way to help recoup some of those costs from people using the space.