Beginning on the Saturday before Memorial Day weekend, and ending on Columbus Day, kiosks are in effect daily, from 9am to 10pm. Parking costs $2 an hour, and can be purchased in 15 minute increments. There are 13 kiosks spread along the Avenue, and they accept either coins or cards. They do not accept bills.
Remember your space number when you park, as you will need to enter your space number when you pay at the kiosk. A receipt is optional. You do NOT need to display your receipt on your dashboard.
Depending on which space you are parked in, you can pay for up to 2, 3, or 5 hours at a time. Once a space is paid for, you cannot extend the parking time. You will have to start the time all over again (from zero) to gain additional parking time.
There are 220 parking spaces on Lakeside Avenue. There are 211 regular parking spaces, 8 handicap spaces, and one loading space. Of the regular spaces, 70% (149) of them are 5-hour spaces; 18% (38) are 2-hour spaces; and 12% (24) are 3-hour spaces.
Space numbering begins at the Weirs Beach arrow sign and runs to Foster Avenue. Parking spaces on the East (Lake) side of Lakeside Avenue are oddly numbered, starting with #101, and ending at #341. Parking spaces on the West (Buildings) side are evenly numbered, starting with #102, and ending at #298. (There are no-even numbered spaces between #300 and #340.) There are 168 angled parking spaces, and 52 parallel parking ones.
In 2017, the 220 public parking meters on Lakeside Avenue were replaced by the 13 parking kiosks. There remain about 20 private parking meter spaces. Be careful to feed these according to the signs, or your car may be towed!