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Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

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​​​​Paid Parking

Parking fees have been re-instated at all Scanlon Creek, Whitchurh and Pangman Springs Conservation Area parking lots.

2021 Parking Fees:

  • $2 per hour​
  • $6 per day
  • $50 Annual Pass (Best Value) - For annual pass purchases, use Zone 3101.​

How do I pay for parking?

McKay Pay Parking logo features a large green"M" with the word Mackay metres below.You can pay for parking when you arriv​​e at the Conservation Area – just follow the instructions on the MacKay pay signage found in the parking lot. You'll have to download the MacKay Pay App from the app store onto your mobile device before you can make payment. 

​You'll need to create a user account that includes your name, contact information and vehicle license plate number. Once registered, you'll need to start a “New Session" and select the type of payment you'd like to make – hourly, daily or an annual pass (best value). Once your account is set up, paying for parking takes just a few seconds e​ach time and adding more time is easy.

Download the McKay Parking App




What is an Annual Pass and how can I buy one?

With the Annual Pass, you will no longer have to fumble around to pay for parking every time you visit, you'll enjoy:

  • No-hassle​ parking when visiting Lake Simcoe Conservation locations, including Scanlon Creek, Whitchurh and Pangman Springs
  • Unlimited* access to our Conservation Area trails, picnic areas and open spaces
  • Access to the Scanlon Creek Bark Park

*Park hours and seasonality varies for each location. Annual Pass is valid for 12 months from date of purchase.

You can purchase an Annual Pass from the MacKay Pay App when you visit our Conservation Area or using your devices at home​. Purchase your annual pass today 

You'll need to create a user account that includes your name, contact information and vehicle license plate number. Once registered, you'll need to start a “New Session" and select “Annual Pass" as the type of payment you'd like to make. Follow the on-screen payment instructions and wait until your payment is processed. When asked for the Zone Number, please use Zone 3101

Why does the Conservation Authority collect parking fees?

Parking fees go directly back into the management and maintenance of our conservation areas. They contribute to trail and grounds maintenance, as well as maintenance of our washrooms, garbage, bridges, parking areas and pavilions. 

Additional Information

  • Parking reservations are not available at this time
  • ​Parking enforcement in effect ​​