The parking lot's hours, which will now be sent to the City Council for its approval, are 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. from March to October and 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. from November to February.
City officials previously said the park opened at sunrise and closed at dusk. The lack of specifics frustrated people who were cited for being in the park after hours.
Adirondack Lane resident Avi
Hershkovitz said he understood the complaints from residents who opposed the commission's decision but highlighted some concerns that made the new times necessary.
"The relentless pressure by the exploding number of visitors has been affecting our lives for five years," Hershkovitz said. "We have been struggling for normalcy for our life and for our children's life."
Commissioners also approved a plan to sell four-hour permits for $3 at parking meters. People can also buy annual permits for $100.
A free permit for a parking lot south of the park for Claremont residents and Claremont Colleges students was also approved. The permit will be issued every three years but will be limited to two per household.
Five commissioners approved the items last week.
Commissioner Andy Winnick opposed, and Chairman Butch Henderson abstained.