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Ocala providing free parking in downtown area through January 2

To help celebrate the holidays and support local businesses, the City of Ocala is providing free parking in all metered spaces in downtown Ocala beginning today, December 1, 2022, through Monday, January 2, 2023.

“We want to encourage people to enjoy the downtown area, view the festive decorations, and support the local businesses and restaurants that make the downtown area special during the holidays and throughout the year,” said Peter Lee, Ocala City Manager.

The parking meter rates of 50 cents per hour will not be in effect through January 2, 2023. However, the city states that the time limit of three hours per space, for most spaces, will still be enforced.

Normal parking operations in downtown Ocala will resume on Tuesday, January 3, 2023.

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

In addition to the metered parking spaces, free parking is available daily at the downtown parking garage located at 296 SE Broadway Street.

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