User Fees at State Beaches, Parks, and Recreational Areas (250-RICR-100-00-3)


250-RICR-100-00-3 ACTIVE RULE

3.1 Purpose

The purpose of this regulation is to provide a schedule of fees for State Beaches, Campgrounds, Parks and other facilities at Recreational Areas under the control and management of the Department of Environmental Management.

3.2 Authority

These fees are adopted pursuant to R.I. Gen. Laws § 42-17.1-9.1 and in accordance with Chapter 42-35 of the R.I. Gen. Laws.

3.3 Definitions

A. “Non-resident vehicle” means any vehicle registered in another state or country.

B. “Persons with disabilities” means any individual who has a physical or mental impairment and is receiving:

1. Social security disability benefits (SSDI);

2. Supplemental security income benefits (SSI);

3. Veterans’ benefits and who shall be determined under applicable federal law by the federal Department of Veterans’ Affairs to be one hundred percent (100%) disabled through a service-connected disability.

C. “Resident vehicle” means any vehicle registered in Rhode Island.

D. “Senior citizen” means any person who is sixty-five (65) years of age or older.

E. “Vehicle” means any street legal equipment, motorized or non-motorized, properly registered for over the road travel.

3.4 Resident and Non-Resident Vehicle Fees

For the purposes of administering these fees, resident and non-resident vehicle fees shall be based solely upon the state of vehicle registration.

3.5 Reduced or Waiver of User Fees

A. Pursuant to R.I. Gen. Law § 32-1-17, "Persons with disabilities".

No fee shall be charged to any person with a disability regardless of age, or to automobiles transporting a non-driver with a disability, at any recreational facility owned and operated by the state; provided, however, proper identification is presented as prescribed by the Department of Environmental Management.

For purpose of this section, “fees” means all fees for parking, admittance, or other user fees for playing golf. The term “fees” shall not include licensing fees, camping fees, picnic table fees, or specialized facility use fees, including, but not limited to, fees for the use of equestrian areas, performing arts centers, game fields, and mule shed.

B. Pursuant to R.I. Gen. Law § 32-1-18, "Senior citizens".

No entrance fee shall be charged to any person who is sixty-five (65) years of age or older and who is eligible to participate in the Rhode Island Pharmaceutical Assistance to the elderly program, and an entrance fee not exceeding one-half (1/2) of the established and posted rates shall be charged to any other person who is sixty-five (65) years of age or older at any recreational facility owned and operated exclusively by the state, excepting docking slips; provided, however, proper identification is presented as prescribed by the Department of Environmental Management.

C. The Director of the Department of Environmental Management, with the approval of the Governor, may, from time to time, waive user fees at state beaches and state parks on any legal holiday recognized by the State of Rhode Island.

3.6 Fees


BEACH PARKING - DAILY
(Per Vehicle)

WEEKDAY

WEEKEND/HOLIDAY


Resident

$

6.00

$

7.00


Resident Senior

$

3.00

$

3.50


Non-Resident

$

12.00

$

14.00


Non-Resident Senior

$

6.00

$

7.00


Bus

$

40.00

$

40.00


BEACH PARKING - SEASON PASSES (Per Vehicle)


Resident

$

30.00


Resident Senior

$

15.00


Non-Resident

$

60.00


Non-Resident Senior

$

30.00


Bus

$

40.00


CAMPING - DAILY RATE

RESIDENT

NON-RESIDENT


Tent (No Hookups / Per Site)

$

14.00

$

20.00


Water, Electric & Trailer / Per Site

$

18.00

$

25.00


Water, Electric, Sewer & Trailer / Per Site

$

20.00

$

35.00


Primitive Cabins (No Water, Electric / Per Site)

$

35.00

$

35.00


Visitors Pass / Per Vehicle

$

2.00

$

2.00


Second Car Pass / Per Vehicle

$

4.00

$

6.00


Septic Dump Station / Per Vehicle / Non-Camper

$

5.00

$

5.00


Showers

As Metered

As Metered


APRIL 1 THROUGH MAY 15 AND SEPTEMBER 1 THROUGH OCTOBER 31 the Department may offer an incentive program to entice additional use of the campgrounds. Example: Stay one night, second night free.

PARK FEES

Banquet Table

Per Table

All Users

All Areas

$

10.00

Chapel

(3) Hours

All Users

Colt Park

$

15.00

Chapel

(6) Hours

All Users

Colt Park

$

30.00

Equestrian Area

Per Day

All Users

Goddard Park

$

15.00

Equestrian Area

Per Season

All Users

Goddard Park

$

50.00

Field (Open)

Per Day

All Users

All Areas

$

8.00

Field (Little League)

Per Season

All Users

Lincoln Woods

$

25.00

Field (Various Recreation Uses)

Daily/Game/Field

Age 17 & Over

Fort Adams

$

25.00

Field (Soccer/Rugby) *Max 10 Games

Per Season

Age 16 & Under

Fort Adams

$

35.00

Field (Soccer/Rugby) *Over 10 Games

Daily/Game/Field

Age 16 & Under

Fort Adams

$

5.00

Golf

Weekday

All Users

Goddard Park

$

12.00

Golf

Weekday

Age 65 & Older

Goddard Park

$

6.00

Golf

Weekday

Age 12 & Under

Goddard Park

$

6.00

Golf

Weekend/Holiday

All Users

Goddard Park

$

14.00

Golf

Weekend/Holiday

Age 65 & Older

Goddard Park

$

7.00

Golf

Weekend/Holiday

Age 12 & Under

Goddard Park

$

7.00

Mule Barn

Per Day

All Users

Fort Adams

$

200.00

Overnight Parking

Per Day

Resident

Fort Adams

$

3.00

Overnight Parking

Per Day

Non-Resident

Fort Adams

$

6.00

Overnight Parking

Per Season

Resident

Fort Adams

$

35.00

Overnight Parking

Per Season

Non-Resident

Fort Adams

$

70.00

Performing Arts Center

Per Day

All Users

Goddard Park

$

250.00

Picnic Tables

Per Day

All Users

All Areas

$

2.00

L1 Shelter

Per Day

All Users

All Areas

$

50.00

L2 Shelter

Per Day

All Users

All Areas

$

75.00

L3 Shelter

Per Day

All Users

All Areas

$

100.00

Showers

Per Day

All Users

All Areas

Metered






*L1 Shelters Include:

(6) Picnic Tables w/ Rental

*L2 Shelters Include:

(6) Picnic Tables & Play Field w/ Rental

*L3 Shelters Include:

(15) Picnic Tables w/ Rental



Title 250 Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management
Chapter 100 Parks & Recreation
Subchapter 00 N/A
Part 3 User Fees at State Beaches, Parks, and Recreational Areas (250-RICR-100-00-3)
Type of Filing Amendment
Regulation Status Active
Effective 05/13/2017

Regulation Authority :

42-17.1-9.1

Purpose and Reason :

To make permanent the parking fee reductions passed by the General Assembly and implemented via emergency rulemaking, which expired on 10/29/2016. The only change made pursuant to public comment was to correct a typographic error in the section regarding Goddard Park golf fees.

There are no electronic rulemaking documents for rules filed prior to August 14, 2018. For rulemaking documents for rules filed prior to this date, please contact the appropriate agency's Rules Coordinator.