Park Smart from the Start
Please Park Responsibly-Customers Come First.
Where should customers park?
The Park Smart from the Start program encourages drivers to use the amount of the parking resource that fits their needs. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5!
$1/hour in Mirror Pond lots w/ the 1st two hours free
2 hours for free to park on street
3 hours for free in the downtown parking garage
4 hours for $2 @ Mirror Pond lots
$5 all day in the downtown parking garage
The Mirror Pond parking lots can be accessed @ Brooks Street either at Oregon or Franklin.
The Parking Garage is access is off Lava just north of Minnesota.
All day coupons are available for the garage and Mirror Pond lots.
A digital voucher program to extend time for an on-street parking spot is available.
For info, permits, coupons, or to take part in the voucher program call
Diamond Parking: (541) 317-2805
Where do I park if I work downtown?
There are many long term parking options in every area of downtown, permits starting as low as $15/month
Leave the car at home & earn incentives like gift certificates & lunch coupons when you carpool, bike, walk or take the bus (info: www.CommuteOptions.org).
There is also a disincentive for those that don’t park smart from the start. Drivers who habitually move their car to extend parking time limits rather than utilizing long term options will see increased fines for each ticket received. One parking citation fine will more than cover the cost of an affordable monthly parking permit.
Why can you only park on the street for 2 hours?
Downtown on-street parking is one of our most valuable assets. In order for our downtown district to be successful, that asset needs to be available as often as possible, it needs to turnover. Think of a busy restaurant. The more people that the restaurant can serve, the more successful they’ll be. They want the tables to turn quickly so the next customers can use them. Downtown parking is similar.
For more information, contact the City of Bend.
When is parking monitored?
Parking is monitored in Downtown Bend Monday-Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Parking is not regulated on Sundays or holidays.