To assist plowing operations and to make parking more convenient for residents, the City will open all three downtown parking garages for free parking beginning today, Fri., Jan. 18 at noon through Mon., Jan. 21 at 11:59 p.m. Garages are located at:

  • Sherman Plaza, 821 Davis St.
  • Maple Avenue, 1800 Maple Ave.
  • Church Street, 525 Church St.

Drivers will need to present the ticket they received upon entering the garage in order to exit for free.

Snow Parking Restrictions Anticipated

Four to eight inches or more of snow is forecast for Evanston. You can help Evanston Public Works crews facilitate safe travel by avoiding parking on main streets posted as Snow Routes this evening and overnight. Voluntary compliance is requested.

Snow parking restrictions are not declared until after an accumulated snowfall; however, restrictions are likely over the next several days. The City will provide updates, as needed. At this time, anticipated parking restrictions are:

A Snow Route Parking Ban affecting main streets posted as Snow Routes is anticipated for Saturday, January 19 at 11 p.m. until Sunday, January 20 at 6 a.m., and Sunday, January 20 at 11 p.m. until Monday, January 21 at 6 a.m. A Snow Route Parking Ban can be declared after two inches or more of snow.

Snow Emergency even/odd parking restrictions are anticipated for Sunday, January 20 and Monday, January 21, between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. In the event of a declared Snow Emergency, no parking is allowed on the even-numbered side of the streets on even dates (e.g. January 20) and no parking is allowed on the odd-numbered side of the street on odd dates (e.g. January 21). Snow Emergency even/odd parking restrictions affect side streets with parking on both sides that are not posted as Snow Routes, and can be declared after four inches or more of snow. 

The City will announce declared parking restrictions following accumulated snowfall. Visit the City’s Snow Parking webpage to review parking rules and ways to stay notified.