Fees for city-owned street parking in downtown Pensacola will be waived Dec. 19-26 during Parking Amnesty Week, allowing downtown visitors to shop, dine, and enjoy the holiday lights and attractions without paying for parking.
The free parking applies only to city-owned on-street parking, identified by teal blue ‘PARKPensacola’ signage. The free parking excludes parking lots, garages and privately managed parking spaces. For a map of city-owned parking, click here.
Parking Amnesty Week gives the City of Pensacola an opportunity to support local businesses by removing the cost to park, encouraging people to shop local during the holidays.
“Parking is a self-funded public enterprise that isn’t paid by taxpayers but is paid only by those who use the service,” said Parking Manager Lissa Dees. “Offering a free week of parking gives the city an opportunity to support small businesses downtown while giving a little something back to our community in the process.”
Revenues generated from City of Pensacola parking fees stay in the community and are used to fund parking improvements such as lighting, safety features, landscaping and repairs. Free or 2-hour parking is available throughout downtown Pensacola, and city-owned parking is always free on Sunday. In addition to Parking Amnesty Week, free parking is available daily at the following locations:
- Community Maritime Park
- Bayfront parkway – surface lot
- Belmont-DeVilliers – surface lot
- South Palafox Marina – surface lot