Downtown Evanston - Parking

Parking is FREE for the first hour and FREE all day on Sundays

Once you’re here, stay for the day without worrying about high parking fees or sparse transit schedules. With a mix of convenient street parking and multiple garages, parking is easy—and affordable—in downtown Evanston.

Parking meters are in effect from 8am to 9pm Mondays through Saturdays. The rate is $1 per hour with a maximum time of 2 hours unless otherwise noted on meter

There are 3 City of Evanston parking garages:

Bike Parking is available in the following locations: 
  • First floor of the Maple Avenue parking garage (enter from Maple Ave.)
  • Second floor of the Sherman Plaza parking garage (enter at the corner of Davis and Benson to take the elevator to the second floor)

Additional parking garages and lots are available in downtown Evanston; rates and hours of operation vary by location. Perk alert: if attending a movie at Cinemark Century Theater, parking at the Maple Avenue Parking Garage is FREE for 4 hours with theater parking validation.

Check out this parking map for garage locations.