VAIL OPENS DONOVAN PARK LOT FOR FREE PARKING
The parking area will be serviced by the Matterhorn bus stop, which is located west of the park at the intersection of Matterhorn Circle and West Gore Creek Drive. The West Vail Red transit line services this bus stop to the LionsHead base area with service on the hour and half hour.
Use of the Donovan Park spaces nearly doubles the amount of available free parking on weekdays which includes the former Wendy’s restaurant site in West Vail. An additional 180 spaces are available along the North Frontage Road in West Vail Friday through Sunday and during peak holidays.
The decision to add Donovan Park to the inventory of free parking was made after determining other free parking areas have been filling on a regular basis.
Free parking on the South Frontage Road is allowed only after the Vail Village and LionsHead parking structures have been filled, which has occurred six times this season, down from nine overflow days year-to-date last season.