Support locally owned businesses in Providence’s commercial districts! Parallel parking shouldn’t scare you away. Starting right after Thanksgiving on Friday, November 28th, shoppers can park for FREE for up to 2 hours at meters throughout the city. The holiday program is in place from 10am-6pm, Monday through Saturday until Thursday, January 1, 2015. Downtown meters are included within the area bounded by Fountain Street, Memorial Boulevard, Weybosset, Empire and Friendship streets (from Dyer to Dorrance). See the green shaded area within this map!
Look for stickers on the downtown meters reminding you about the details. Keep in mind—while parking is free, time limits will be strictly enforced! For information about other Providence neighborhoods, visit providenceri.com, and for details about off-street longer-term parking options downtown, visit parkdowntownprovidence.com.