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Buy into Spring with FREE Parking on Saturdays

buy into springLet’s get out of hibernation and start the spring on a positive note! Earlier this week, Mayor Elorza announced his #Buyintospring initiative. To increase traffic at small businesses in designated commercial corridors, the city is offering FREE 2-hour on-street parking on 4 Saturdays from April 18th through May 9th.

#Buyintospring officially launches on Do-Over Day, an event created by the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau and the RI Hospitality Association. Within downtown Providence, FREE meters are located in the area bounded by Fountain Street, Memorial Boulevard, Weybosset Street, Empire Street and Friendship Street (from Dyer Street to Dorrance Street). For more info, visit