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Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Free parking throughout downtown Ocala this holiday season

Parking will be free throughout downtown Ocala this holiday season.

The City of Ocala is providing free parking in all metered spaces during the holiday season in an effort to support local businesses.

The parking meter rates will no longer be in effect beginning on Monday, December 6, 2021 through Sunday, January 2, 2022.

The time limit of three hours per space, for most spaces, will still be enforced by the city.

On January 3, 2022, normal parking operations will resume throughout downtown.

The downtown parking meters are normally in effect on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. There are around 160 parking meters located throughout the downtown and midtown areas.

Daily free parking is available at the downtown parking garage located at 296 SE Broadway Street.

City of Ocala City Manager Sandra Wilson said, “The holidays are a special time of year and we want visitors and guests to enjoy everything our downtown has to offer. Providing free metered parking has become an annual holiday tradition, much like the lights that decorate the historic square. This is our opportunity to provide a gift to our citizens and visitors during the holiday season.”

For more information, call the City of Ocala at 352-629-8201.