Baby, You Can Park Your Car—Downtown!
There’s nothing more frustrating than arriving in a new city for the first time and spending your first hour hunting for a parking space. In downtown Greenville, you’ll find ample parking in a variety of forms. From metered and 700 free, time-limited on-street parking spots to 14 easily identified public parking lots and structures, there are a lot more spaces than there are cars. You’ll also find bike racks conveniently located throughout the downtown area. Visitors with disability placards or license plates have special accessibility benefits which are listed here.
We all want to park within a few feet of our destination. And, of course, we all want to do it at the same time. Since Greenville has so much to offer downtown, parking is better with a little planning and a nice map:
The good news is that on-street parking is free (watch for time limits) as is the first hour of parking in city garages. The 2nd hour is $2, $1 per hour after that, and stay there all day and it will still only cost $7. Garage parking for special events is generally a flat $6. Each parking garage has an automated Pay-in-Lane station, which accepts cash (no coins), credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express) and parking vouchers.
Here’s a little guide to finding the right public parking area
(over 8,000 spaces!) to put you near your destination:
Broad Street Garage
135 E. Broad Street
Located off of Church Street near Northampton Wine + Dine, Connolly’s Irish Pub, Table 301 Catering & Kitchen, and Soby’s New South Cuisine. Entrances on E. Broad and E. Court Streets.
301 University Ridge
An extremely large parking lot that serves government offices, but it’s open and free on nights and weekends. The lot is a quick walk to Fluor Field at the West End and Falls Park on the Reedy, plus there is a free shuttle to the ballpark on game days! Entrances on University Ridge and Howe Streets.
North Laurens Street Deck
210 N. Laurens Street
Near Café and Then Some, The Comedy Zone, Kilpatrick’s Public House, Magnolia Scents by Design, Roost Restaurant and NOMA Square. What more could you want? Entrance on N. Laurens Street.
ONE City Plaza Garage
34 Richardson Street
Great central location near Aloft Greenville Downtown, Tupelo Honey, Sassafras Southern Bistro, Southern Pressed Juicery, Barley’s Taproom & Pizzeria, Methodical Coffee, and Anthropologie. Entrance is on Richardson Street.
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25 W. McBee Avenue
Near the Visitor Center, the Westin Poinsett Hotel, The Cazbah, NOSE DIVE, Carolina Ale House, Poppington’s Gourment Popcorn and M. Judson Booksellers. Entrances are on McBee and Court Streets.
Richardson Street Garage
66 Richardson Street
Puts you just steps from Mast General Store, Rush Wilson Limited, Cantina 76, Sassafras Southern Bistro, SIP Whiskey & Wine Bar and Coffee Underground. Entrance on Richardson Street. BONUS: This garage is free from 6 p.m. on Friday until 6 a.m. on Monday!
300 River Street
Located underneath the RiverPlace development which houses Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown RiverPlace and the Embassy Suites by Hilton Greenville Downtown RiverPlace. This garage is convenient to the Peace Center, the Lazy Goat, Blues Boulevard Jazz, Larkin’s on the River and Falls Park on the Reedy. Entrance on River Street.
South Spring Street Garage
99 S. Brown Street
Near delicious establishments like Sully’s Steamers, Cosmic Rabbits Tea Company, Takosushi, Jimmy John’s and Yee-Haw Brewing Company. Entrances on S. Spring and S. Brown Streets.
West End Lot
106 Augusta Street
It's just that—a parking lot that is near Fluor Field at the West End, Eggs Up Grill, Smiley’s Acoustic Café, Mellow Mushroom, Smoke on the Water, and the trendy Warehouse Theatre. Entrance on Augusta Street.
West Washington Street Deck
101 W. Washington Street
Near Trappe Door, Barley’s Taproom & Pizzeria, Southern Pressed Juicery, the W XYZ Bar and Tupelo Honey (and its Pickled Okra). With no attended gate, this deck is cash only and exact change only. Free parking is available from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Friday and also all day on Saturday and Sunday. Entrance on W. Washington Street.