How you pay for parking is changing at Hampton BeachBy GRETYL MACALASTER
Union Leader Correspondent
March 29. 2012 9:50PM
HAMPTON BEACH - Parking meters at the beach have been converted from 'Park and Pay' to 'Pay and Display,' according to a release from the New Hampshire Division of Parks and Recreation on Thursday.
The conversion is due to issues with the 'Park and Pay' machines communicating accurate information to the ticketing software.
The new meters will still accept cash, coins and credit/debit cards and will issue a receipt for payment. Visitors must place the receipt face up on their dashboard to avoid being ticketed.
The meter season begins this Sunday, April 1, a month earlier than previous years. Parking will be at a reduced rate of $1/hour for the month of April and while in operation after Oct. 1. From May 1 to Oct. 1 the meter rate is $2/hour at the beach.