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PARKS & RECREATION

Boat Ramps/Parking

Cape Coral's boat trailer parking program was established to help reduce an abundance of boat ramp traffic and provide funding for additional security and future ramp improvements to better service area boaters. This program requires boaters to pay a $15 daily fee to park their boat trailers at Cape Coral's improved boat ramp locations while they are out on the water.

Through a partnership with Passport, the leading provider of mobile payments in parking and transit, drivers can pay to park from their smartphone, tablet, or computer using a modern “app” technology without going to the meter. Cape Coral’s improved boat ramp locations that utilize the Passport payment system include the BMX Boat RampBurnt Store Boat RampHorton Park Boat Ramp, and Rosen Park Boat Ramp.


The Passport Parking app is free to download from the iPhone App Store and Android Google Play. Boaters can also manage their parking through the Passport mobile web application, which is accessible from any device with an internet connection.

If a boater does not have a smartphone, they can call (239) 424-9459 to register with Passport. When using the Passport Parking app, boaters are reminded to enter the tow vehicle license plate number and not the trailer plate number when entering payment information.   

IMPORTANT NOTE: When entering payment information, Passport will require that boaters enter the zone number of the boat ramp location where they will be parked. Please see the Boat Ramp zone numbers listed below: 

Boat Ramp Locations: Zone #:
BMX Park 1960
Burnt Store 1961
Horton Park 1958
Rosen Park 1959

When using the iPhone app or website to pay for boat trailer parking, please be sure to pay BEFORE launching your vessel. Cape Coral Park Rangers and law enforcement personnel patrol the five park locations daily and must issue violation tickets to any vehicles/trailers that do not pay the daily fee or have a current resident or commercial decal.

ANNUAL PARKING DECALS
As another option to pay a $15 daily parking fee, Cape Coral residents may purchase an annual decal for only $75 (+ tax), allowing them to park their boat trailers as often as they wish for the year. 

Annual parking decals are only available to Cape Coral residents and Cape Coral-based businesses and are valid for one year from the date of purchase. They may be purchased at the Parks & Recreation counter in City Hall (239-573-3128).

REQUIRED TO BRING:
  • Drivers license and vehicle registration
  • Proof of Cape Coral residency (i.e., local utility bill) with corresponding name and address on it.

For more information about the Boat Trailer Parking Program or boater assistance, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (239) 573-3128.

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