In summer, especially weekends, Newport tends to be congested with traffic and on-street parking is difficult to find. Visitors are encouraged to park at the Newport Gateway Center at 23 America's Cup Avenue.
Follow the green 'P' to over 8,000 parking spaces, including more than 800 free on-street spaces. You can also park at one of the City's 14 parking facilities, located just steps away from all the popular entertainment, shopping and dining destinations. The City also offers free parking on weekends in select locations, and many downtown merchants provide free or discounted garage parking for their customers.
Residents and business owners who do not have adequate off-street parking may purchase up to two (2) permits for their location at $10 each. Residents and business owners may also purchase up to three (3) visitors permits at $5 each.
The temporary on-street parking permit application is available for over sized, commercial vehicles. The permit is valid during regular business hours, which are 7 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday - Friday. Complete the application (PDF) and return it to parking services via email to obtain your permit.
All-day parking is available on the Zoo's North Lot on Government Drive and South Lot on Wells Drive. It costs $10 to park a car and $20 to park oversized vehicles. See Bus/Commercial below for more information. Limited street parking is available in Forest Park. Occasionally, Forest Park entrances and roads are closed due to events in the park. Please check ForestParkForver.org for the latest information. 2b1af7f3a8