We may be a ways off from beach season, but Trustees of Reservation members can now purchase a 2012 parking permit for Crane Beach in Ipswich for $50 through March 16. After March 16, the price increases to $75.
This is the second season for the permit program.
"We encourage individuals and families who are not currently Trustees members to join and take advantage of the savings and the many other benefits a Trustees membership has to offer," David Beardsley, director of Crane Beach, said. "The permit program was very popular with our visitors last summer. Since members can use their parking permits for admittance any time of the day, we were happy to see many people coming to the beach more often - stopping by for a few hours in the morning or for a little relaxation after work. We're excited to continue to offer members significant savings and convenience again this year."
Beach admission prices for non-members will remain at $25 on weekends and $15 on weekdays this year. Those looking to become members can sign up for $47 per year for individuals, $37 students and seniors. Individual members may request one sticker. Family members ($67 per year) may request up to two for the season. For complete details, visit www.thetrustees.org.