There are many parking options for visitors and employees.
WHERE TO PARK
PAY A TICKET
BUY A PERMIT
For visitors, on-street parking is available for 2 hours free and the Parking Garage at 61 NW Oregon Avenue is 3 hours free. Hours of enforcement for the downtown core are 8:00 am to 7:00 pm Monday through Saturday. If you did happen to enjoy Downtown Bend too much and need to pay your parking citation, there are options. For questions regarding parking downtown, please call 541-312-4910.
Be sure to check out major updates to downtown parking which will go into effect on January 1, 2019.
WHERE TO PARK IN DOWNTOWN - if you don't have a permit
All visitors are welcome and encouraged to extend their parking time, longer than 2 hours, with the following options and locations. Additional time may be purchased in the Mirror Pond lots at $1 per hour for each additional hour or the parking garage at $10 for all day. NOTE: Additional time in the Mirror Pond lots has to be paid for at the time of parking.
PARKING PERMIT INFORMATION
Employees who work in downtown can purchase a monthly permit through Diamond Parking. For more information, visit the Employee Parking Permit page.
There are a number of options for paying a parking citation, including online, over the phone, by mail or in person at one of 4 drop-off locations.
For more information, visit the Parking Citations page.
SPECIAL PARKING PROGRAMS, PROJECTS AND COMMITTEES
Visit the Parking Programs page to learn more about recent or ongoing programs, projects and committees related to parking. Information on the McKay Park Temporary Parking Restriction Program, the South Mirror Pond Parking Lot Redesign as well as the Downtown Parking Study and the Downtown Parking Advisory Committee can be found there.
Emergency Snow Zone Parking Restrictions
The Streets and Operations Department has a plan for how we should deal with certain problematic streets where on-street parking during particularly heavy snowfalls have contributed to increasingly narrow and sometimes impassable roads.
Please see the Emergency Snow Zones maps on the Winter Street Operations page for more information.
Ride Bend launches July 1st! The third season of the free Ride Bend shuttle service will launch in Bend on July 1st. But this year, with a new twist. The service will be provided by ten-passenger shuttle vans that riders can request on demand using the new Ride Bend app.
- Service Hours: 12pm - 8pm, Daily (through Labor Day)
- Service Area: Ride anywhere within the green service area shown below
- How to Ride: Request rides using the Ride Bend app or via phone, available for iPhone and Android
This free service is being offered as part of a pilot study led by the Mobility Lab at OSU- Cascades in partnership with the City of Bend, Visit Bend, the Bend Metropolitan Planning Organization, St. Charles Health System, Cascades East Transit, and Bend 2030.
More information is available from OSU Cascades/Ride Bend.