Paid parking in downtown Macon plays a vital role in supporting the economic growth and sustainability of our vibrant community. By implementing a paid parking system, we can ensure the availability of parking spaces for visitors, customers, and employees, facilitating convenient access to downtown businesses and attractions. The revenue generated from paid parking helps fund ongoing maintenance, improvements, and safety measures, enhancing the overall downtown experience. Additionally, paid parking encourages turnover, maximizing accessibility and allowing more individuals to enjoy the bustling atmosphere and diverse offerings of downtown Macon. Together, we can create a thriving and accessible downtown for everyone to enjoy.


Metered on-street parking is enforced Monday through Saturday from 8 am to 8 pm in the areas indicated on the map.  

Rates: $1.25/hour* | Time Limit: 3 hours | Parking can be paid for by coin, card, or the Passport app. The zone number for the Passport app is 4780.

*Please note that you can pay for less than an hour by using the Passport app or paying with coins. All meters accept nickels, dimes, and quarters. 

Parking Garages

There are several public parking garages within walking distance of Poplar Street and Third Street. Parking rates vary in each garage. 

A) 525 Mulberry Street Garage
B) 440 Mulberry Street (enter from MLK Jr. Blvd. by the Douglass Theatre)
C) 427 Poplar Street Garage
D) 402 Cherry Street Garage
E) 577 Mulberry Street Garage 

*Letters correlate to the parking map to the right 

parking map

Free Parking

All parking is free on Sunday! The 3-hour limit in the metered zones is still enforced. 

There is also free parking within easy walking distance on Walnut Street and Cherry Street between MLK Jr. Blvd. and Fifth Street. Two-hour parking limits are enforced in these areas daily. 

Parking is also free on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

More Information

Questions? Contact Park Macon-Bibb’s office by phone at (478) 738-3981 or by email at info@parkmaconbibb.com

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