Oakland’s Free Parking Days for the Holidays | 2018
Leave your quarters at home (but bring your watch) and go shopping in Oakland during the holiday season every Saturday between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, plus Plaid Friday.
The city of Oakland will offer free off-street parking at city-owned garages and lots to encourage holiday shoppers to check out local merchants.
Please note that time limits will still apply, so you’ll have to keep track of time as you shop.
Free Off-Street Parking Dates & Details
- Friday, November 23
- Saturday, November 24
- Saturday, December 1
- Saturday, December 8
- Saturday, December 15
- Saturday, December 22
- Saturday, December 29
The City of Oakland is offering free parking at four City-owned garages and five City-owned parking lots for the time-period posted on the meter, kiosk, or sign (30 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours, 4 hours or 5 hours).
Participating City-Owned Garages
The holiday parking program will also offer free parking on the designated Saturdays and Plaid Friday at the following City-owned garages:
- Franklin Plaza Garage at 19th & Franklin streets
- Montclair Garage at 6235 LaSalle Avenue
- Dalziel Garage at 16th Street between San Pablo Avenue & Clay Street
- Lakeshore Avenue Garage on Wesley Way between Trestle Glen Road and Lake Park Avenue (free year-round, time limited)
Participating City-Owned Lots
The free holiday parking applies to the following City-owned lots on designated Saturdays and Plaid Friday:
- Grand Avenue Lot in the 3200 block of Grand Avenue
- LakePark Lot under I-580 between Grand and Lakeshore avenues
- Piedmont Avenue Lot on Howe Street between 40th and 41st streets
- Parkway Lot on Wayne Avenue near Park Boulevard and E. 18th Street
- Dimond Lot on Bienati Way between Dimond Avenue and Fruitvale Avenue (free year-round, time limited)
To keep the flow of shoppers moving – standard parking rules and time limits will be enforced. If shoppers need more time than a particular meter allows, they will need to move their cars to another available parking space. The city will be monitoring parked cars on a regular basis, including enforcing other violations (e.g., red, yellow, green and white zones as well as double parking).