Driving a car in Providence 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 Providence.
To find those free street parking spots, here is what you need:
Most of the spots in Downtown and near Providence train station 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 😉
Providence has some nice parking rules. Most of the metered spots are free of charge on Sunday. The parking meters and posted signs are enforced from 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Monday through Saturday in Downtown and Federal Hill.
Providence offers 2 free hours parking in metered areas on Holidays
To find parking on the go, download the award-winning SpotAngels app. It is free 😉