Put it in park: downtown parking guide

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Downtown Greenville continues to expand with the arrival of new businesses, shopping, dining and entertainment and cultural events. As these new amenities draw more people — both locals and visitors — into downtown, the importance of having sufficient parking facilities becomes elevated.

During peak business hours and on weekend nights, finding parking downtown can be a challenge, especially if you’re looking to park near a specific destination or if there’s a major event happening. That’s why we’ve created a parking guide to make the process of finding a parking spot downtown less of a nuisance.

According to the city’s parking website, there are 700 free on-street parking spots scattered throughout downtown, but keep in mind that these can be difficult to secure on busy nights and weekends. Some of those spots also have set time limits and other restrictions.

Most of us will have to rely on garages and decks for our parking needs. In all city parking garages, the first hour to park is always free. After the first hour, you’ll pay $1.50 for the second hour and $1 per hour for the remaining hours. The daily maximum charge for parking is $7.50.

Below is a list of the parking garages, lots and decks found downtown.

Church Street Garage

Where: 320 N. Church St.

Spaces: 978

You’ll be close to: Bon Secours Wellness Arena, The Commerce Club

Commons Garage

Where: 60 Beattie Place

Spaces: 772

You’ll be close to: Bon Secours Wellness Arena, The Commerce Club, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Roost

County Square

Where: 301 University Ridge

You’ll be close to: Fluor Field

Of note: Free on nights and weekends. Parking for County Square employees only during the workweek. For Greenville Drive games, a complimentary shuttle runs from the lot to Fluor Field.

Liberty Square

Where: 65 Beattie Place

Spaces: 907

You’ll be close to: Bon Secours Wellness Arena, The Commerce Club, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Roost

North Laurens Street Deck

Where: 210 N. Laurens St.

Spaces: 179

You’ll be close to: Dark Corner Distillery, Roost, Sip, Coffee Underground, Sassafras Southern Bistro, Methodical Coffee, Tupelo Honey Café

ONE City Plaza Garage

Where: 34 Richardson St.

Spaces: 475

You’ll be close to: Aloft Greenville Downtown, Tupelo Honey, Sassafras Southern Bistro, Southern Pressed Juicery, Barley’s, Methodical Coffee

Poinsett Garage

Where: 25 W. McBee Ave.

Spaces: 826

You’ll be close to: The Westin Poinsett Hotel, Nose Dive, Carolina Ale House, The Cazbah, M. Judson Booksellers

Of note: Primary parking garage for the Westin Poinsett Hotel

Richardson Street Garage

Where: 66 Richardson St.

Spaces: 892

You’ll be close to: Methodical Coffee, Tupelo Honey, Trio, Reys, Sassafras Southern Bistro, Sip, Coffee Underground

Of note: Free parking from 6 p.m. on Friday to 11:59 p.m. on Sunday. (Special event parking fees override free parking hours.)

River Street Garage

Where: 414 River St.

Spaces: 274

You’ll be close to: The Playwright Irish Pub, The Westin Poinsett Hotel, The Lazy Goat, Falls Park, Larkin’s on the River, Nose Dive, Carolina Ale House, Soby’s

Riverplace Garage

Where: 300 River St.

Spaces: 445

You’ll be close to: The Peace Center, The Lazy Goat, Smoke on the Water, Mellow Mushroom, Falls Park

Of note: Located adjacent to the Hampton Inn and Suites at Riverplace

South Spring Street Garage

Where: 99 S. Brown St.

Spaces: 905 Spaces

You’ll be close to: Sticky Fingers, The Cazbah, Nose Dive, Carolina Ale House, Connolly’s Irish Pub, Soby’s

West End Lot

Where: 106 Augusta Street

You’ll be close to: Fluor Field, Eggs Up Grill, Liberty Tap Room, Mellow Mushroom, Smoke on the Water, Rick Erwin’s West End Grille, Brick Street Café

Of note: Event parking is $6. The regular rate is $1 per hour with a $7 daily maximum rate.

West Washington Street Deck

Where: 101 W. Washington St.

Spaces: 124

You’ll be close to: Trappe Door, Barley’s, Carolina Ale House, Southern Pressed Juicery, Wild Wing Café, Tupelo Honey Café

Of note: Payment is cash only and exact change only. Free parking from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Friday and also all day Saturday and Sunday. (Special event parking fees override free parking hours.)

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