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Downtown Parking

Regular and Event Day Parking




City of Fayetteville staff will constantly monitor the downtown parking process during large events, making adjustments as needed, while ensuring citizen safety and security.  We want citizens to feel welcomed and be encouraged to return for future downtown events.

Overall parking availability

According to the parking study conducted by Walker Consultants in 2018, the following parking is available within a 5-7 minute walk from the stadium:

  • 615 on-street public parking locations
  • 1,407 off-street public parking locations
  • 1,194 off-street private parking locations
  • 1,144 off-street government parking locations

Total parking within 5-7 minutes of stadium = 4,360 paid and free parking locations within downtown area

Downtown parking in City lots

  • The City will charge patrons $5 per parking space in the more than 1,100 parking spaces across the 12 City-monitored downtown parking lots during large downtown events, to include home baseball games. 
  • City-paid lots will be clearly marked with roadside signage indicating those lot locations. 
  • Parking attendants at the City-managed paid parking lots managed on game days and other events will take either cash or credit/debit cards as payment for $5 parking fee.
  • Specifically for Fayetteville Woodpeckers home baseball games, paid parking will begin 2 hours prior to the start of the game, and parking fees will be collected for 2 hours following the start of the game.

handicap-logoADA-accessible parking

  • ADA-accessible parking during events will be available in the City Plaza 1 and City Plaza 2 parking lots directly behind City Hall.  
  • Cost to park in the ADA parking spots is $5 – the same as in other paid City lots. There will be up to 104 spots available for patrons with a current handicap parking placard or license plate.

On-street parking

  • Parking in more than 600 on-street parking locations will be free during events.
  • All on-street parking across the downtown area, to include handicap parking spots, will follow standard marked-sign protocol, e.g. 2-hour or 3-hour parking spots, and will be in effect through 9 p.m. on weekdays. On weekends those parking spots will be free to parking patrons, to include on game days and other downtown events.

Private lots across downtown area

Private parking lots will be charging patrons their own rates across the downtown area. The City is not able to track those lot locations or costs due to constantly fluctuating conditions. 

Pedestrian zones

  • During baseball game evenings, approximately one hour prior to the game’s start time, a portion of Hay Street will become a pedestrian-only area in the vicinity of Winslow Street (near Amtrak Station) to Ray Avenue (near Huske Hardware), and no on-street parking will be available inside that pedestrian zone at this time.
  • Patrons are encouraged to not attempt vehicle access to the stadium on Hay Street from the Haymount / ASOM direction.

Future parking plan adjustments

  • The City’s Police and Fire & Emergency Management departments, as well as Traffic Services, will continue to monitor the situation regarding the parking situation and pedestrian-only zones, and make changes to better serve our citizens as the situation permits. 
  • At this time it is not anticipated that the new Hay Street Parking Deck will be open for game day patrons to park; although office tenants, Hyatt tenants and The Gathering at Prince Charles tenants will ultimately have access to that parking deck when it opens sometime this summer.

Downtown Bike Parking

  • Operation Reps – Public Services (Lee Jernigan), Parks and Rec (Michael Gibson)
  • Ongoing inventory and mapping of existing bike racks, develop plan for additional racks – scheduled completion – August 2, 2019
    • Bike Racks exist at 18 locations downtown with capability to park over 100 bikes
    • GIS Map link -
    • Fascinate U Museum pursuing installation 
    • Corporate Communications to include bike rack map on Downtown Parking link
  • Request stakeholder feedback on additional locations