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Parking in Downtown Saratoga Springs, NY: Tips & Information

Saratoga Springs, NY is a bustling city with a steady stream of visitors and locals driving downtown to experience the best dining, shopping, and events. New or infrequent visitors to the city are often concerned about where they will find parking, as finding a spot along the main thoroughfare can sometimes prove challenging.

See our breakdown below about the main parking options in the city, as well as details about the seasonal paid parking system (beginning summer 2024).

Please Note: We aim to have as accurate parking information as possible, but recommend that you be aware of all posted signs.

Jump To: Seasonal Paid Parking | Parking Garages | Public Parking/Surface Lots | Free Street Parking

cars parked along a city street

Seasonal Paid Parking System: Summer 2024

The City of Saratoga Springs is implementing a seasonal paid parking system in city-owned garages and lots beginning in summer 2024. It will officially go into effect the week of June 10, 2024, and continue to Labor Day.

This paid parking system will affect the following:

  1. Woodlawn Avenue Garage
  2. Walton Street Garage
  3. Putnam Street Garage
  4. Woodlawn Avenue Surface Lot
  5. Spring Street Surface Lot
  6. High Rock Surface Lot

There will be a $2/hour parking fee for these six locations. Downtown streets, including Broadway, will not have a seasonal parking fee. Parking at city-owned garages and lots will remain free outside of this seasonal time frame.

Exceptions

Local Saratoga residents (and part-time residents with proof of residency) can sign up for a free parking permit by registering their vehicle with the city. You can register online or in person at the Department of Public Works at City Hall.

A separate system is available for downtown business owners looking to get parking permits for employees. Visit the city's online form and fill out the following:

  • Enter your information into the "tell us about yourself" section.
  • Under Category, select Business Parking Permits (Located Downtown Only).
  • Summary: Add name of your business.
  • Address: Add your place of business address.
  • Description: Enter up to two contacts, with their name and email for who will be managing the fleet.

Upon completion, you'll receive an email from Upsafety to register as a fleet manager. This will allow you to enter employee information and get them a downtown business employee permit.

Finally, the Saratoga Springs Public Library will provide permits for library patrons. These will be issued at the library.

Notes:

  1. Permits allow for parking in the six city-owned garages and surface lots noted above only.
  2. Attach your permit to your license plate.
  3. You must adhere to any posted time limits.

For questions, contact the Department of Public Works for assistance at 518-587-3550 ext. 2555

Parking Garages

Woodlawn Avenue Garage: 34 Woodlawn Avenue, Saratoga Springs

big parking garage

4 levels of parking, provides easy access to downtown, and located just one half block off Broadway. The outside lot, ground level, and ramp offer 3-hour parking from 9:00am-6:00pm. Levels 2 and 3, and Level 1 spaces not adjacent to the ramp, offer 24-hour parking. Additional parking is available on the roof.

Woodlawn/Walton Street Garage: 37 Walton Street, Saratoga Springs

Conveniently located along Walton Street and Woodlawn Avenue near the north end of Broadway. The upper deck has no time limit parking restrictions with the exception that the lot is closed everyday from 11:00pm-7:00am for maintenance purposes.

The ground level of the parking deck has two different regulations; south of the entrance there is a 3-hour time limit from the hours of 9:00am-6:00pm and north of the entrance there is a 24-hour time limit.

Putnam Street Garage: 21 Putnam Street, Saratoga Springs

Offers easy access to Congress Park, and it is located between Spring and Putnam Street. The lower level offers 3-hour parking from 9:00am-6:00pm, and the upper level offers 24-hour parking except for the 19 spaces immediately adjacent to the western wall, which are 3-hour parking.

There is no parking on the upper level from 11:00pm-6:00am, November 1 - April 1, so plowing can be done overnight.

High Rock Avenue / City Center Garage: 37 High Rock Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

city center sign

This parking garage is managed by the Saratoga Springs City Center. The facility features secure covered parking for over 620 vehicles and a pedestrian bridge on Level 3 over Maple Avenue that leads into the City Center.

This garage offers a pay per park system with the first hour of parking free, and each additional hour being $2, up to a per day maximum of $15. In addition, the City Center parking facility is a designated CDTA Trolley Stop for anyone interested in heading to the track.

Public Parking/Surface Lots

  • Broadway: Across from Walton Street is a small parking lot. It is located next to the restricted Ellsworth Jones Place parking lot. Check the parking signs as you drive in.
  • Spring Street: Across the street from the Putnam Street garage, this lot offers easy access to Congress Park. This lot features 24-hour parking, except for the spaces immediately adjacent to Spring Street (the southernmost spaces), which are 3-hour parking.
  • Saratoga Springs Public Library: A parking lot is available at the Saratoga Springs Public Library. This is for library patrons with a library lot parking permit. Visit their Q&A page for details.
  • Henry Street: North of the Saratoga Springs Public Library is a free parking lot on Henry Street.
  • Congress Park Centre: A large parking lot between Congress Street and Washington. Parking is free for two hours, and $5/hour after that.
  • Congress Plaza: Offers access to shops in Congress Plaza, but is only open for patrons.

Free Street Parking

cars parked along a street

Free street parking is available on both sides of Broadway, and on most side streets in downtown Saratoga, such as:

  1. Maple Avenue
  2. Lake Avenue
  3. Phila Street
  4. High Rock Avenue
  5. Spring Street
  6. Church Street
  7. Railroad Place
  8. Congress Street
  9. Division Street
  10. Washington Street

Be aware of any posted time limits.

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