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Sunday, March 3, 2024

City providing free downtown parking for holiday season

To celebrate the holidays and support local businesses, the City of Ocala is providing free parking in all metered spaces in downtown Ocala through Monday, January 1, 2024.

The parking meter rates of 50 cents per hour will not be in effect during this time. 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 2, 2024.

The downtown parking meters are normally in effect on weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. There are approximately 150 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.