Follow the green 'P' to over 8,000 parking spaces, including more than 800 free on-street spaces. You can also park at one of the City's 14 parking facilities, located just steps away from all the popular entertainment, shopping and dining destinations. The City also offers free parking on weekends in select locations, and many downtown merchants provide free or discounted garage parking for their customers.
The Parking Division, organizationally located in the Public Works Department, oversees the operation of all City garages. Each parking garage is equipped with an automated Pay-in-Lane station, which accepts cash, credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express) and parking vouchers.
New Rates: City Goes to Coinless System; First Hour Free in City Garages
Those who come downtown to shop, dine, do business and enjoy the cultural and entertainment options can park for free at any of the City's parking garages. The first hour of parking in all City parking garages is free, no matter the day or time. After the first free hour, customers will pay $2 to park for a second hour, and then $1 per hour thereafter, with a daily maximum of $7.
The cost to park at the Washington Street parking deck and the West End park and ride lot is $1 per hour up to a maximum of $7.
*Event rate of $6 will prevail when posted.
Night Owl Parking Now Available
The City of Greenville is introducing a new monthly parking rate designed to provide an affordable, convenient parking option for hospitality workers and others who work outside of regular business hours, as well as those who visit downtown in the evenings and on weekends to enjoy its many dining and entertainment amenities. The new Night Owl monthly parking rate is currently available for the South Spring Street (316 S Spring St) and Poinsett (25 W McBee Ave) garages; however, additional garages will be added incrementally as installation of the City’s new parking equipment progresses on a garage-by-garage basis.
Night Owl monthly parking is available for a discounted rate of $36 per month (half of the standard monthly parking rate) and provides access to the customer’s preferred garage from 4 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Thursday and from 4 p.m. on Friday to 6 a.m. on Monday. The application for Night Owl monthly parking is available online and applicants must submit their completed application, along with payment, in person at the Parking Services office, located at 516 Rutherford Street.
Temporary On-Street Parking Application
Obtain a no-fee permit for over-sized vehicles
The temporary on-street parking permit application is available for over sized, commercial vehicles. The permit is valid during regular business hours, which are 7 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday - Friday. Complete the application (PDF) and return it to parking services via email to obtain your permit.
Free Weekend & Evening Parking
Park for free on weekends in 2 downtown locations.
The Richardson Street Garage is free from:
- 6 p.m. on Fridays to 6:00 a.m. on Mondays
The West Washington Street Deck is free from:
- 6 p.m. - 6 a.m. Monday - Friday
- All day Saturday and Sunday
*Event rates prevail when posted
Learn how to pay for parking with the Pay-in-Lane System.