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Downtown Parking

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Start Up Grind Conference Returns to Downtown

The Start-Up Grind Global Conference will return to downtown Redwood City February 8-13, welcoming more than 7,000 attendees. This 2-day conference will attract more visitors than normal to the Downtown area. Please be aware of street closures, more visitors walking and traveling to the Downtown, and limited parking during the conference days. Please consider taking public transportation, carpooling and commuting via ride share to help alleviate potential traffic and parking impacts. See map below for street and parking lot closures from February 8 - 13, 2020.

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Redwood City offers convenient Downtown parking in lots, garages, and on-street spaces.
Learn more below.


Mobile App | Parking Map | Valet Parking | Parking Meters | Monthly Parking Permit

For information about Redwood City's EV Charging stations, go here.

Parker Mobile App

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Use the "Parker" app to find information about Redwood City lots and garages. The app includes live-updated info on available spaces, too! Download it here.

Downtown Map

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ADA-FRIENDLY PARKING: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) allows any person with a valid placard to park on-street or in any surface lot without having to pay a meter or be limited in duration. This applies to both designated ADA spaces and any standard parking spaces. However, anyone parking in the City garages, including those with ADA placards, must pay a parking fee. Throughout the downtown you will find many designated ADA spaces for use by anyone with a valid ADA placard.

VALIDATION: Patrons of the Century 20 Downtown Redwood City movie theater receive four hours of free parking in the Marshall Street Garage, the Jefferson Garage, and the lower levels of Crossing 900 (Box) with a validation from Century Theater.

HOLIDAY PARKING: Parking is FREE for on-street parking spaces and in the surface parking lots on holidays only. Parking is not free on holidays in the parking garages. 

Recognized Holidays/Festivals

  • New Years Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Presidents' Day
  • Memorial Day
  • July 4th
  • Labor Day
  • Veteran's Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
  • Redwood City's Salsa Festival
  • Downtown Redwood City's Hometown Holidays


Please do not use the Kaiser Permanente Emergency Department lot between Veterans and Bradford, and Main and Walnut for event parking. You may be towed and put lives at risk if the ER is more difficult to access. 

The closest free parking for the race is in the garage at the San Mateo County Government Center: Middlefield Road off of Veterans Blvd.

Other locations include the Marshall Street Garage, 750 Marshall St, $2.50/hour.

Both locations are approximately 0.2 miles from the Start/Finish line, and have ADA accessible parking.

Parking Meters

Redwood City's downtown area features both standard parking meters and pay-by-space meters. For spots that use pay-by-space meters, you can use any meter in the City to pay using your space #.

You can pay for pay-by-space parking with cash or a credit card. Go here for parking meter pay instructions.

To report meter problems call:

  • (650) 780-7498 (pay-on-exit and pay-by-space meters)
  • (650) 780-7464 (standard meters)

If you're a frequent downtown parker, click here for more information about monthly parking permits.


Note: PayByPhone is not available for our single space metered parking stalls.

The PayByPhone parking feature is available again in downtown Redwood City! With this feature, you can pay for parking right from your phone without the need for cash, coins, or a credit card for any parking stall with a paystation (PayByPhone is not available for our single space metered parking stalls). Learn more about PayByPhone and how to use it in a short video here.