Evanston’s Maple Ave. Self Park Garage will offer up to four free hours of parking during the construction of the Maple Avenue streetscape project. The four free hours of parking will begin October 13th and continue through Thanksgiving Day, November 25th. Vehicles parking longer than four hours will be charged full rates. The Maple Ave. Garage is located at 1800 Maple Ave. – enter from Maple Avenue at Clark Street or University Pl. 

Additionally, Evanston’s three downtown self-park garages along with Lot 60 on Chicago Ave. will offer free holiday parking starting November 26th and ending January 2nd. The hours of the free garage parking will be weekdays from 5 p.m. until midnight and Saturday’s all day. The free holiday parking is to encourage people to take advantage of the wonderful shops, cafes, restaurants and other attractions of downtown Evanston and the Dempster/Chicago business area. 

The free parking locations are located at: Sherman Plaza Self Park (Davis St. and Benson Ave.), Maple Ave. Self Park (1800 Maple Ave.), Church St. Self Park (at Church St. and Chicago Ave.) and Lot 60 (1234 Chicago Ave.).