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Free Parking Day | Oakland
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 parking at meters and parking kiosks 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.
2017 Free Parking Days
On the following days, parking at all city-metered spaces throughout Oakland will be free for the time period posted on the meter or kiosk (30 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours, 4 hours or 5 hours):
- Friday, November 24 (Plaid Friday)
- Saturday, November 25
- Saturday, December 2
- Saturday, December 9
- Saturday, December 16
- Saturday, December 23
- Saturday, December 30
The free parking “holidays” apply to both standard meters and the multi-space parking kiosks located in many commercial districts. Promotional messages about the free Saturday parking will be programmed into the Smart parking meters and the multi-space kiosks during the week of November 21. Motorists should note and follow the maximum time limits posted.
Participating City-Owned Lots
The free holiday parking also applies to the following City-owned lots equipped with meters 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
Participating City-Owned Garages
The free holiday parking also applies to the following City-owned garages on designated Saturdays and Plaid Friday:
- Franklin Plaza Garage – 19th & Franklin streets
- Montclair Garage – 6235 LaSalle Avenue
- Dalziel Garage – 16th Street between San Pablo Avenue & Clay Street (December 3 – 31)
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).
*Free parking, but stated time limits will still be enforced.
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Submitted by Lorie