Balboa Reservoir Parking Lot Under New Management

The lower Balboa Reservoir is no longer owned by the city or managed by City College.

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A San Francisco Fire Department ladder truck in the western basin of the Balboa Reservoir. | Ingleside Light
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The development team behind the 1,100-unit housing project set for the Balboa Reservoir is now in the student parking business.

Reservoir Developers hired Douglas Parking to manage student parking in the reservoir after taking ownership of the property in December from the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.

"As we head into the Spring 2023 semester, CCSF will start to work collaboratively with the landowners and hopefully develop a long-term agreement at consistent parking rates," the college's Police Department said in an announcement.

Map of parking on City College's west campus. | Courtesy image

Parking will cost $6.50 daily starting Jan. 17. Motorists can use a QR code located on ticket machines to make electronic payments. No app is required, and no parking monitor will be on on-site to accept cash payment. Douglas Parking will assess fines for parking without paying.

Students can park on the lower lot from Monday at 6 a.m. to Friday at 6 p.m. and will be closed from Friday at 6 p.m. until the following Monday at 6 a.m.

City College parking permits will not be honored for this area. But parking on City College's portion of the reservoir beside Frida Kahlo Way costs $5 daily.

It's unclear if motorcycle classes will still be offered on the lower reservoir.

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