Question of the Day: Does the Wilderness Park have handicapped parking?

Question mark with a disable persons parking sign

We are starting a new feature – “Question of the Day”!  We won’t be posting a question every day – just whenever a question arises.   We’ve found that many Park visitors stop by our Second Saturday table with questions.  If we can’t answer the question on the spot, we’ll try to answer it here.  And even if we can, we may answer it here, too, since other visitors might have the same question.

So today’s question is:
Does the Wilderness Park have handicapped parking?

And the answer is:
 There are two spaces in the south lot designated for parking for disabled persons:Two parking spaces for disable persons in the south lot.

and five in the north lot:Five parking spaces for disable persons in the North Lot

Not only are spaces available, they’re free!  Anyone with a disabled person license plate or placard may park without charge.  The Rangers tell us that these spaces are heavily used, so if you can’t find a free disabled persons space, you may park in any space for free provided that your vehicle displays the disabled person license plate or placard.

Do you have a question?  Send it to us at!



CHWP Annual & Resident Parking Permits Now Available

Starting Monday, December 3, 2018, Claremont Hills Wilderness Park parking permits will be available at the Alexander Hughes Community Center (1700 Danbury Rd) during regular business hours (M-Th 9am-9pm, F 9am-6pm, Sa 9am- 2pm).

Annual permits are sold for $140 and may be used at the north or south parking lots. Annual permits are valid January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019.

Residents may obtain 2 FREE resident permits per household.  Residents must provide proof of residency when applying for a permit. Proof of residency include a utility bill, driver’s license, or lease agreement. Claremont college students qualify for a resident permit and must provide their student ID to qualify. Resident permits are only valid in the south parking lot and are valid January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2020.

For more information about the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park and Thompson Creek Trail, please visit the City’s website.


CHWP Information: CLICK HERE.

For additional information, please contact Claremont Human Services at
(909) 399-5490 or via email at

CHWP Parking Fees to Increase

Effective October 1, parking fees will be increasing at the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park. The City of Claremont just sent out the following announcement:





CHWP Parking Fee Changes

As part of the City of Claremont’s recently adopted Fee Schedule, parking fees for the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park (CHWP) and Thompson Creek Trail (TCT) parking lots will be changing effective October 1, 2018.

Single Use Four Hour Parking Permit

  • Saturdays and Sundays opening until 10:00 a.m., $7.00
  • All other days and times, $5.00

The 2018 Annual permits will remain valid in both lots and residential permits will remain valid in the Thompson Creek Trail parking lot.

Claremont Hills Wilderness Park 2019 Annual Pass and the 2019-21 Claremont Resident Pass will be available beginning December 3, 2018 at City Hall and the Alexander Hughes Community Center.

  • The 2019 CHWP Annual Permits will be $140 and may be used in the north or south parking lots with no restrictions.
  • FREE Resident permits may be used in the south parking lot by the Thompson Creek Trail entrance only.

For a list of frequently asked questions regarding the Wilderness Park and Thompson Creek Trail parking permits, please visit the City’s website under Wilderness Park.

For more information, visit