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Where to Find Free Parking in Columbus

Driving in Columbus can be an expensive activity. Parking prices for sure don’t help. With these tips and tricks, you’ll be able to find a free parking spot or two in Columbus.

To find those free street parking spots, here is what you need:

  1. An understanding of where those spots exist. (Check out this free map!)
  2. Familiarity with parking rules in Columbus so you’ll know that free spot is actually free.

Map of Free Parking

Most of the spots in Downtown Columbus are metered. But some are free. To locate them you can use the SpotAngels map before navigating to your desired area. The map updates in real-time, so simply type in the address you’re parking near, the time you expect to be there, and your duration. The spots where you can legally park will appear on the map along with their prices. The green spots are the ones that are free charge!

Pro tip: Some of the metered spots (in blue) might be free of charge as well if you happen to park outside of the metered hours – mostly Monday to Saturday 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM 😉

Columbus Parking Rules:

Columbus has some generous parking rules on weekends 🙂 Most of the metered spots are free of charge on Sunday. Parking is free on during Holidays! Here they are:

Parking HolidayDate
New Year’s DayJan 01, 2020
Martin Luther King, Jr. DayJan 20, 2020
Presidents DayFeb 17, 2020
Memorial DayMay 25, 2020
Independence DayJul 04, 2020
Labor DaySep 07, 2020
Columbus Day Oct 12, 2020
Veterans DayNov 11, 2020
Thanksgiving DayNov 26, 2020
Christmas DayDec 25, 2020

To know which specific regulations are suspended on these days and find parking on the go, download the award-winning SpotAngels app. It is free 😉

View Map of Free Parking in Columbus

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