City offers free and discounted parking options


With the busy fall event season upon us and holiday shopping right around the corner, the City of St. Augustine send a reminder to Historic City News about opportunities for free and discounted parking that are available downtown.

Parking from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. can be as low as 50 cents per hour in metered spaces with a ParkNow card available from the City of St. Augustine Financial Services Center located at 50 Bridge Street.

The card can be obtained for a one-time activation fee of $2.50 and charged with amounts as little as $20.00.

All on-street parking and parking in city managed lots, except the Historic Downtown Parking Facility, is free every day after 5:00 p.m. as well as all day on Sundays and national holidays.

To coincide with major events held at Francis Field on Castillo Drive, the Historic Downtown Parking Facility charges a flat $7.00 all day fee which allows drivers to leave the facility without stopping at the exit.

The facility’s usual rate is $1.25 per hour with a $7.50 per day maximum rate. To find out if the facility has the flat all day fee, call them at 904.825.1000.

For more information about other parking options, call the Parking and Traffic Coordinator at 825.1034.