It'll Cost You $10 to Park at Fort Christianvaern Beginning Dec. 11

Paid parking introduced at Christiansted historical site

  • Staff Consortium
  • December 07, 2023

Fort Christianvaern Parking Lot in downtown Christiansted, St. Croix. By. V.I. CONSORTIUM

ST. CROIX — Next Monday, December 11, motorists who wish to park at Fort Christiansvaern in Christiansted will have to pay $10 daily for the privilege, according to the National Park Service.

The announcement from NPS says that an automated fee machine will be installed at the entrance of the parking lot to collect the daily rate. Patrons will have to walk with plastic, as the machine will not accept cash, only debt and credit cards.

NPS says this revenue-generating move will serve to enhance the visitor experience by providing an income stream that can be used to improve facilities and infrastructure throughout the park. 

Parking lot hours will be from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. Unauthorized vehicles left in the parking lot after 5:00 p.m. are subject to being towed at the owner's expense. 

NPS says it hopes people will continue to use the parking lot of the Christiansted Historical site as a "safe option for town and park visitors", and looks forward to cooperation from the public.

Questions and concerns can be directed to the Chief Ranger Gabriel Laurencin at [email protected] or 340-773-1460.

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