5-27-20 Saco parking

The tube and kayak drop-off round about in Hussey Field near first bridge in North Conway is pictured Wednesday. A proposed pay to park area is to the left of the circle. (JAMIE GEMMITI PHOTO)

The owner of a local kayak/canoe/tube rental company told Conway selectmen this week he thinks outdoor enthusiasts will “swamp” the small parking lots next to the Saco River in Conway and North Conway. He suggested expanding Hussey’s field by First Bridge and charging tubers and kayakers to pay $20 to park there. Free parking could be made available to residents with Conway dump stickers. The proposal could also provide a new cash stream to make up shortfalls in the town’s anticipated revenues due to the coronavirus pandemic. Selectmen said they would look into it.

This week’s Tele-Talk question: What do you think of charging out-of-towners $20 to park by the Saco?

Call (603) 733-5822 Saturday and Sunday and leave your comments on our machine. You may email your responses to news@conwaydailysun.com. Comments can also be posted on The Conway Daily Sun’s Facebook page. Results will be published Tuesday.

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It's not legal to charge out of towners money and not charge towners anything. What courts have upheld in the past is a discount to towners but no freebies while charging out of towners.

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