Free parking in downtown Clarksville during meter transition, until May 2

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CLARKSVILLE, TN – The City of Clarksville will offer free parking throughout downtown through May 2.

The city is switching from IPS parking meters to analog meters as a cost-saving measure identified by the Clarksville Parking Commission in March. As part of the transition, which is expected to be completed on May 2, the new on-street rates set by the Parking Commission are as follows:

  • $0.05 – Two minutes
  • $0.10 – Four minutes
  • $0.25 – 10 Minutes
  • $1.50 – One hour
  • $6.00 – Maximum of four hours

The free parking period is in effect until May 2 and will only apply to on-street metered parking and will not include surface lots or City garages.

For the Cumberland Parking Garage and Lot C, located at Commerce Street and S 2nd Street, drivers will still need to pay for parking by entering their license plate number at the kiosk. They have the option to easily pay with coins, cash or a card.

Once ParkMobile returns on May 2, customers will have the added option of using it as a payment method without going to the self-checkout or paying at the meter. Please note that a $0.35 convenience fee will be charged to the end user by ParkMobile for each in-app transaction.

Parking will not be enforced during the transition period for on-street meters; however, parking will continue to be enforced for all surface lots and garages between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and is free on weekends and after 5 p.m. on weekdays, except for reserved garages .

Drivers parking at the Cumberland Parking Garage and C-Lot will have the option of paying $0.25 for 10 minutes or $1.50 per hour, with a maximum of $6 per day. Customers are encouraged to bring exact change as the kiosks do not give change.

Additional information regarding downtown parking hours, law enforcement and more can be found at https://bit.ly/3mG0zQT.

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