Voluntary Parking Compliance Requested

Evanston’s Public Works Agency is preparing for another weather system expected to enter our area this afternoon bringing up to 3 inches of snow, followed by extremely cold temperatures this weekend. 

Public Works crews will be on hand to clear streets throughout the event.

Avoid parking on Snow Routes overnight tonight
Although parking restrictions are not in effect at this time, you can assist Public Works crews by voluntarily avoiding parking on main thoroughfares posted as Snow Routes overnight tonight, from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Residents are asked to help reduce the need for enforced parking restrictions in the days to come by voluntarily complying with posted Snow Route parking restrictions tonight.

Free parking options extended

Downtown parking garages

To facilitate snow clearing operations, the City has extended free parking in downtown garages through Sun., Feb. 7 at 11:59 p.m. Garages are located at the following locations:

  • 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.

  • AMITA Health St. Francis parking garage

AMITA Health is offering free parking in its parking garage, located at Sherman Avenue and Austin Street, through Sun., Feb. 7.

City parking lots

The City is offering free parking in the following surface parking lots until Sun., Feb. 7 at 11:59 p.m.:

  • Lot 16, 800/900 Noyes St. at the CTA tracks
  • Lot 24, 727 Main St.
  • Lot 54, Central Street Metra Station
  • Lot 27, 1621 Oak Ave.
  • Lot 68, 700 block of Howard St. 
  • Lot 4, Central Street at Stewart Avenue (metered spaces only)
  • Lot 51, 927 Noyes St. (metered spaces only)
  • Lot 25, 1614 Maple Ave. (metered spaces only)
  • James Park, between the west field house and the hill, as well as the south lot near the CTA tracks (NOT the Levy Center parking lot)

District 65 school parking lots

Free parking is available at all Evanston/Skokie School District 65 school parking lots through Feb. 7.

Additional street parking

Daytime parking is available on main thoroughfares posted as Snow Routes. In addition, parking meters and pay boxes will not be enforced in the following locations through Sun., Feb. 7 at 11:59 p.m.:

  • Custer Avenue, between Main and Washington streets
  • Washington Street, between Chicago and Custer avenues
  • Madison Street, between Chicago and Custer avenues

Street parking reminder

Parking meters, pay stations and mobile pay zones continue to be enforced.