With the help of some online resources and Facebook followers the Housewives of Frederick County put together 3 options for parking in Downtown Frederick. If you are coming Downtown during the holiday season, be sure to check special holiday parking hours and rates. 

1. Parking Garages

Downtown Frederick has 5 parking garages. For a map, go to City of Frederick’s website.

All garages are open 24 hours a day, Monday through Sunday.

Garage parking is $1 per hour. The 24 hour maximum weekday rate is $12. Maximum weekday nightly and weekend parking is $5. Parking is free on Sundays from 8AM-2PM, and hourly rate after 2PM.

To pay for garage parking, use cash or credit card. Or you can purchase prepaid parking cards for daily and monthly parking from the City of Frederick Parking Department.

When entering the garage, take a ticket. Keep this ticket with you when you leave your car.

Church Street Parking Ticket Stub

Each garage entrance has a map of Downtown Frederick.

Map of Downtown Frederick at the garage

Church Street Garage is located at 17 East Church Street. Places within walking distance: Brewers Alley, Curious Iguana, and Velvet Lounge.

Sign for Church Street Public Garage

The off street entrance has been artfully muraled with an image of an Astrodon Johnstoni, the State dinosaur of Maryland, by local Artist, Goodloe Byron.

Entrance of the Church Street Garage

Dinosaur Mural on the Church Street Garage

Park on the top deck to get up close and personal with the iconic Twin Spires.

Parking lot with the Twin Spires in Downtown Frederick

Carroll Creek Garage is located at 44 East Patrick Street. Places within walking distance: Carroll Creek Park, C. Burr Artz Public Library, and Shuckin’ Shack.

Street view of Carroll Creek Garage


Entrance of Carroll Creek Garage

Court Street Garage is located at 2 South Court Street. Places within walking distance: Weinberg Center for the Arts, The Tasting Room and Crabapples.

Entrance of Court Street Garage

East All Saints Street Garage is located at 125 East All Saints Street. The Frederick Visitor Center will validate 3 hours of parking at this garage for those coming from outside Frederick County. Places within walking distance: Frederick Visitor Center, Attaboy Beer, McCutcheon’s Factory Store.

Entrance of East All Saints Street Garage

West Patrick Street Garage is located at 138 West Patrick Street. Places within walking distance: Baker Park and Barbara Fritchie House.

Entrance of West Patrick Street Garage

When walking back to the garage, use your ticket to pay at a pay station before walking to your car.

Parking Garage Ticket Pay Station

Parking Garage Ticket Pay Station

After returning to your car and exiting the garage, just insert your paid ticket into the machine and the gate will lift up for you to leave.

Parking Garage Machine at the Exit

2. Parking Meters

Two Parking Meters in Downtown Frederick

There are $1 and $2 per hour meters, all with 2 hour time limits.

To find out the locations of the $2 meters, go to the City of Frederick website.

Meters are in effect from 9am to 5pm Monday through Saturday. Meters are free on Sundays.

There’s also metered parking in a small lot behind the Church Street parking garage where the White Rabbit Gastropub is located.

Parking lot behind the Church Street Parking Garage

To pay for meters you can use coins, the ParkMobile app on your smartphone, or prepaid parking meter cards, purchased from the City of Frederick Parking Department.

3. Free Parking

Park for free at Baker Park, along Carroll Parkway and College Avenue.

If you don’t mind a brisk five to ten-minute walk to Market Street, this is a great option.

Cars parked along Carroll Parkway and College Avenue

Everedy Square & Shab Row, have two free lots with a 2 hour time limit. You must be a patron of the shops & restaurants there. But with places like The Little Pottery Shop, and Shab Row Tea Emporium, you won’t have a problem being a patron.

Parking lot at Everedy Square & Shab Row

Holidays are free!

Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, all meters and parking garages are FREE every weekend (Saturday 8AM until Monday 6AM).

Parking meters are also free on Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday (Observed), Labor Day, and the 4th of July.