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Ace Parking Management Selected to Operate New Muir Woods Reservation System

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Date: September 18, 2017

MILL VALLEY, Calif. — The National Park Service today announced the selection of Ace Parking Management, Inc. to operate a parking and shuttle reservation system and manage onsite parking for Muir Woods National Monument.


The reservation system will proactively manage parking and visitor flow to effectively address overcrowding, traffic congestion, and parking issues and to protect the health of Muir Woods and the Redwood Creek watershed.

A New Way to Plan Your Visit to Muir Woods

Scheduled for implementation in early 2018 (exact date still to be determined), the reservation system will allow visitors to plan their trip in advance. All private occupancy vehicles and Muir Woods Shuttle riders will be required to have a reservation to visit the park. This will minimize park traffic, and its related impacts, and will improve the overall quality of the visitor experience. Under the new reservation system, annual visitation is expected to be lower than in recent years.

Ace Parking Management, Inc. will manage parking and shuttle reservations as well as onsite parking of personal vehicles. The system will operate year-round and reservations will be made through a website and call center. Visitors will have the option to reserve either a vehicle parking space for $8 per car or a seat on the shuttle for $3 per adult (16 years and older). A vehicle or shuttle reservation provides the visitor with a timed arrival with no restriction on the length of stay for the remainder of the day.


The reservation system is a cornerstone of a 2015 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the National Park Service and the County of Marin. The MOU outlines a family of projects that will improve the visitor experience at Muir Woods while working to enhance the health of the Redwood Creek watershed.


For more information on the Muir Woods parking and shuttle reservation system visit

About Ace Parking Management, Inc.

Ace Parking was founded in 1950 and is one of the largest privately-held parking companies in the country. Headquartered in San Diego, Ace Parking manages over 500 locations coast-to-coast, servicing nearly 350,000 customers per day.

Contact: Kristin Ludwick, Director of Marketing, or 619-233-6624.

Last updated: September 19, 2017

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