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The time limit for on-street parking in the downtown district is 2-hours, unless otherwise posted. Most on-street parking is free.
There are two types of meters: 3-hour meters and 10-hour meters.
*Parking is free on Saturdays & Sundays, after 5 pm, and on designated holidays.
*Handicap parking is free and located in city lots (time limitations are still enforced).
The intersection of Wooster and Main Streets marks the boundaries of East/West and North/South Street designations. The odd and even street numbers change sides of the street at this intersection as well.
Please see "Changes to Parking in City Lots" below for more details.
The City of Bowling Green Ohio has issued a press release that includes updates to parking in City Lots.
"BOWLING GREEN- In February, City Council revised certain rules and regulations related to parking within City-owned parking lots. In addition to the fee modification to $0.50 an hour, there were also changes to make it easier to park and spend time in the downtown. Short term parking time limits, within parking lots, have increased from 2 to 3 hours. Due to safety concerns, handicapped parking is not available on Main Street, where there is no change for parking. Therefore, Council removed the fee for handicap parking in the parking lots. Those with a current and valid handicap placard may now park for free in designated handicapped spaces within City-owned parking lots (timed parking will be enforced).
Currently, parking within the City Parking Lot 2 is free. After reviewing feedback from downtown businesses, property owners, and visitors, the City will replace the kiosks in Lot 2 in April 2019. The new kiosks are more user friendly, allow users to input their information in any order they choose, and offers a mobile app (Park Smarter). The use of the Park Smarter mobile app will allow visitors to add time from their smart phones. It is anticipated that the new kiosks will be installed sometime in March, at which time the fee to park will apply in Lot 2.
The public is encouraged to watch a how-to-video for the kiosk and a how-to video for the Park Smarter mobile app. The kiosk video may be accessed from http://vimeo.com/99759830 ; the video for the Park Smart mobile app may be accessed from http://vimeo.com/218077854 .
There is no charge to the 157 free 2 hour on-street parking spaces within the downtown".
For further information please contact: Joe Fawcett at 419-354-6204 or visit www.bgohio.org
If you notice an issue with the parking meters downtown contact Parking Services at 419-352-2571.
If you want more information about parking related service our would like to contest a ticket, please click the button below.
Currently, the city is doing work that involves updating the water lines. Construction can be tricky and can vary from day to day. We check the city's website for regular updates via their "Construction Updates". Click the button below to see the city's news page or contact the Engineering Division at 419-354-6227.
The following events are known to cause temporarily street closures:
Clough Street (Prospect to Main Street):
*More specific instructions will be released closer to the event.