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Free parking in downtown Rochester

Support local and get free parking! Through December 31, 2020, when you shop, dine, or support a service or experience business downtown, get a three-hour free parking voucher to use at any of the six municipal ramps.
Downtown Rochester businesses are working hard to serve you safely. Support them back and get three hours of free parking as a thank you! City of Rochester Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) funding is being used to support this program.

How it works:

It's simple, actually: shop, dine, or support a service or experience business in downtown Rochester now through December 31, 2020, and get a three-hour free parking voucher at check-out at select businesses. Find a full list of businesses below.

Each voucher is worth $6 (or three hours of paid parking) with an expiration date of December 31, 2020. The free parking program supports one parking voucher per customer per visit through December 31, 2020 or while supplies last.

  1. When you exit the parking ramp, insert the entrance ticket to calculate the fee.
  2. Then insert the free parking voucher to redeem. Scanning the voucher will not work.
  3. If any amount remains, payment by credit card will be completed at the exit.

See just how easy it is to park in downtown Rochester.

Where to park:

These parking validations will work at the exits (or at the cashier at the 1st Street ramp) at all six municipal ramps below. However, the vouchers will not work at the pay-on-foot stations at Ramp 6 and 3rd Street ramp and only at the exits of those two ramps.

The free parking vouchers do not apply to on-street meters or Mayo Clinic-owned ramps.

Where to get parking vouchers*:

*Purchase is required at the business to receive the parking voucher; limited quantities at the following businesses while supplies last

Experience businesses:

Canvas & Chardonnay Rochester Art Center



99 Giggles Baby, Baby Cambria Gallery Counterpoint Home
Counterpoint II CP3 The Dove Kids Downtown Intimates
Eagle Store Fit My Feet (formerly Lair's Shoes) Gallery on First Games by James
Ginny's Fine Fabrics Hanny's Mens Store Hanny's St. Croix Happy Mart Convenience & Gifts
Hers Huber Eyecare James Krom Natural Images

Knight's Chamber

LaRhea Boutique Lasker Jewelers Lenscrafters Mayo Clinic Gift Shop
MGear The Nordic Shop On Track Boutique Optical Vision w/ Flair
Peacock Books and Wildlife Art Poppi Italian Leather Renning's Flowers Running Room
Salient Oils Scrub Your Butt Soap Co. SEMVA Gallery Soma Intimates
STYLE by Hanny's Talbots Tangerine Gifts Tessa's Office: Wine & Spirits Boutique



Almadina Restaurant Auntie Anne's Pretzel BB's Express Benedict's
Bitter & Pour Bleu Duck Kitchen Blue Diamond Restaurant Bravo Espresso
Bruegger's Bagels Cafe Steam (Broadway) Cafe Steam (Doubletree) Carroll's Corn
Chester's Kitchen & Bar Chez Bojji Chinese Chinh's Express Chocolate Oasis
Chocolaterie Stam Cinnabon Crave Dairy Queen
Dooley's Pub Dunkin Donuts Grand Grill Hefe Rojo
Hollanberry Pannekoeken Jimmy John's Sandwich Shop Kathy's Pub Mango Thai
Martini's at The Kahler MOKA Nellie's on 3rd Newt's Downtown
Newt's Express Nupa Olde Brickhouse Irish Pub Porch Fried Chicken
Potbelly Sandwich Shop QDOBA Mexican Eats Quizno's Subs Salad Brothers
Saladworks The Tap House Tea Time The Half Barrel Bar & Kitchen
Victoria's Ristorante Wabi Sabi Express Yum! Poké  


Service businesses:

Artifacials, L.L.C. Avis Rent-a-Car Blue Sky Dental Bremer Bank
Budget Rent-a-Car Cloud 9 Spa & Salon (1st Ave) Cloud 9 Spa & Salon (Kahler Subway) Destination Medical Center
Downtown Comfort Zone Chinese Relazing Spa Downtown Dental Care Dunlap & Seegar Eastman Auto Repair
Essence Skin Clinic Fagan Studios The Flooring Collective Goodyear Auto Service Center
Healing Touch Spa INCubatoredu Kraus-Anderson Limb Lab
Med City Beat Med City Dental Nail Envy Offices at China Hall
Premier Security Pure Barre Rochester Area Family YMCA Rochester Home Infusion
Saabir Travel Agency Scharf Auto / NAPA Schmitt Automotive Repair Smith Schafer & Associates
Stifel Nicolaus Financial Swoon Lash + Beauty Lounge Threshold Arts / Castle Community Titan Development & Investments
Townsquare Media Total Image Hair Salon United States Postal Service US Bank (4th Street)
The UPS Store Valor Mechanical Winona State University, Rochester  

How easy it is to park:

Reminder: The first hour of ramp parking is always free during the week. Free parking in City ramps is available after 5 p.m. weekdays and on weekends from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 a.m.

And parking is free at meters after 5 p.m. on weekdays and weekends. Have fun exploring downtown Rochester!