Downtown Evanston - Parking

Free Parking for the Holidays!
The City of Evanston is offering free evening and weekend parking in downtown self-park garages - Sherman Plaza, Maple Avenue and Church Street - from Thursday, November 24, 2016 through Monday, January 2, 2017. Park for free on weekdays from 5:00 pm to midnight and all day on Saturday and Sunday! Please note that it is always free to park in Evanston garages and lots on Sundays.

Parking is FREE for the first hour and FREE all day on Sundays
Once you’re here, stay for the day without worrying about high parking fees or sparse transit schedules. With a mix of convenient street parking and multiple garages, parking is easy—and affordable—in downtown Evanston.

Parking meters are in effect from 8am to 9pm Mondays through Saturdays. The rate is $1 per hour with a maximum time of 2 hours unless otherwise noted on meter

There are 3 City of Evanston parking garages:

Additional parking garages and lots are available
 in downtown Evanston; rates and hours of operation vary by location. Perk alert: if attending a movie at Cinemark Century Theater, parking at the Maple Avenue Parking Garage is FREE for 4 hours with theater parking validation.

Check out this parking map for garage locations.