Downtown is home to hundreds of commercial businesses, dining and retail establishments, and residences; convenient and affordable parking options are never far away.
There are five parking decks and nine parking lots throughout downtown. Additionally, the on-street parking program maintains more than 800 metered spaces. In total, the off-street parking program facilities provide about 6,000 off-street parking spaces. For more information contact The Department of Transportation at (336) 727-2707 or click on the Parking Guide button below to download the Downtown Winston-Salem Parking Guide
Park & Stroll
The “Park & Stroll” Parking Program (formerly Park & Shop) promotes shopping and commerce in the downtown area by selling discount stamps for lower hourly parking rates.The City’s public parking decks honor these Parking Program stamps.
Books of stamps can be purchased at the main office of BB&T on Second Street. For more information, contact DWSP Staff. DWSP Members can purchase books of 100 stamps for $55. Non-DWSP members can purchase them for $64.
City Parking Decks that accept Parking Program Stamps:
Open 6:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Monday – Friday
455 North Church Street, between Fourth and Fifth streets
hourly and monthly parking
Open 6:30 a.m. – 11 p.m., Monday – Friday
Weekend hours vary depending on Convention Center Schedule
519 North Cherry Street, at corner of Cherry and Sixth, enter either street (Cherry is one-way north)
hourly and monthly parking
On-street parking is available for short-term parking. There are 800 metered on-street spaces, plus loading zones and un-metered on-street spaces. Metered parking time limits range from 30 minutes to ten hours. Most meters allow one- to two-hour parking. Meters accept only quarters. There have also been several pay stations that have been installed which take Credit Card payments.
Valet Parking is available at the following locations (updated 8/15/23)
- 529 N. Trade Street, Tuesday – Saturday, 5pm until last vehicle returns
- 450 N. Patterson Avenue, Thursday – Saturday, 5pm until last vehicle returns
- 633 N. Liberty, Thursday – Saturday, 5pm until last vehicle returns
Valet Parking is operated by a private company, Prime Parking, which can be reached via email at email@example.com
The City DOT is responsible for the enforcement of parking regulations in the downtown area. Parking fines vary, depending on the type of violation:
- Time violations: $15
- “No Parking” space: $30
- “Loading Zone” violations: $30
Wheel-Lock Procedures If a vehicle owner has three unpaid parking tickets each over 90 days old, and is found to be parked illegally, the vehicle will be wheel-locked. To have a wheel-lock removed, the owner of the vehicle must pay all outstanding fines and wheel-lock fees at the Revenue Office.
Contact the City DOT office at (336) 727-2707 with any parking enforcement questions.