(Valley Members, please see also the article by Ill. Jerry B Collins, 33°, published in the Winter 2019 issue of the Double Eagle Magazine.)
Beginning on Monday, April 29, 2019, a new parking lot system goes into effect in the West Lot. All parkers, both daily and monthly, will still need to push the silver mushroom button to raise the entry gate before entering.
When exiting, a new kiosk has been added at the exit gate. Monthly parkers will simply insert their new key card to exit the lot. Daily parkers must either enter a correct numerical code on the keypad, or insert a valid credit card to pay the $10 parking fee, before the gate will rise and allow them to exit.
If you are a member or guest visiting the Cathedral for lunch or a scheduled event, ask the security guard at the West Entry for the exit code, and you can exit the lot without charge — this is the same procedure as in the past.
If you are a non-member wishing to use our lot to go shopping, sightseeing, or visit a local theatre, there is a $10 fee to use the lot. As noted above, this fee is collected at the kiosk when you exit the lot.
All fees collected are used to maintain the lot and pay for the cost of the new system.
If entering the lot before 6:00 PM, daily parkers should park only in the red-lined spaces (which are at the north end of the lot). If entering after 6:00 PM, you may park anywhere in the lot.
If you have a problem exiting, there is a button on the kiosk to call our on-duty maintenance department. You may use this button if you are accidentally “locked-in” after hours without the code, or if the code provided does not work, or if for some other reason the gate does not rise as expected. Please note that only Valley members and guests will be provided with a code — if you are using the lot for other purposes, you will be expected to pay the $10 fee.