New changes to car parking at Llanelli Leisure Centre and Llanelli Bowls Club will come into force later this month.
The first three hours will be free of charge and anyone wishing to stay longer will need to pay.
All users of the car park must display a valid parking ticket on their vehicle.
Users will be able to select ticket options at the pay and display machines.
The move will free up parking spaces and ensure leisure centre and bowls club users can enjoy the facilities. It will also prevent commuters taking up the spaces.
From Monday, January 22, anyone wishing to park in the standard bays will need to purchase a ticket from the parking meter. Up to four hours will cost £2 or £2.20 for all day.
Signage and notices are displayed around the car park which has 15 disabled bays and 119 standard bays.
The council’s executive board member for environment Cllr Hazel Evans said: “Introducing the new charges should ensure there is sufficient available parking for users of the leisure centre and bowls club. There is nothing more frustrating than our customers wishing to use these facilities and not being able to park due to commuters taken up the spaces.”