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For the first time, Leavenworth asks visitors to pay for parking

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LEAVENWORTH — When Seattle parking entrepreneur Gary Beck met with Leavenworth City Administrator Joel Walinski, he offered some colorful characterizations of the Bavarian Village’s options for car travelers.

“He called it kind of a rodeo,” Walinski recalled. “People were parking wherever they wanted to, whenever they wanted to.”

Beck, who’s visited Leavenworth as a tourist, recalls it this way: “When I was talking to Joel, I was telling him one of the reasons my wife and I don’t go there…

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