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Parking Updates

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Working to make downtown parking easy, available and safe.

The City of Bend, Downtown Bend Business Association and the Downtown Parking Advisory Committee are working together to improve parking downtown. Changes took effect on January 1, 2019. Download a copy of Parking FAQ and Updates or see information below.


NEW HOURS: 8 a.m to 7 p.m.

To improve the availability of customer parking in the evening downtown, enforcement hours are being extended from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. This will be in effect for the downtown core, which is bounded by Greenwood to the North, Lava and Harriman to the East, Franklin to the South and Drake Park to the West.


To make parking more affordable for everyone, and maximize parking opportunities, new parking permit rate changes will be taking effect on July 1, 2019.


  • Centennial Garage: $40
  • Hospital Hill: $30
  • Newport lot: $20
  • Green area: $60
  • Yellow area: $30

DISCOUNT RATE: 50% off Permit for Income Qualified.

DAILY RATES: Garage: $10


ParkMobile is a free app that makes it easy to find and pay for parking. It will help improve the experience for visitors to Downtown. Cost is $1 per hour up to the maximum posted time. The app is available via the Apple App Store and Google Play. Mirror Pond lots and Centennial Parking Garage pay stations will remain in use.


  • Mirror Pond lots
  • Centennial Garage
  • Greenwood/Wall lot
  • Irving Street
  • Newport lot


We will be transitioning from paper permits to a new, virtual permitting system that will make it easier than ever to purchase and manage your parking permit.


To improve safety and allow for more customers to find parking, a 4 hour max time limit will be put into effect for the Mirror Pond lots.

This site will be updated as changes are implemented.


The City of Bend is developing the framework for Residential and Business Parking Districts. The intention of the program is to ensure that parking management principles can provide valuable tools to help residents and business owners secure and manage parking in their neighborhoods and around commercial business corridors that are within or abutting residential areas.

We are very interested in your input on parking districts and encourage your attendance at our community meetings.

Please see the dates for upcoming parking related community meetings below.


The City of Bend’s Parking Division was created to manage parking within the city limits of Bend. In 2016 the City of Bend conducted a city-wide parking study to identify goals and strategies to manage parking in the downtown parking district and to manage parking in its growing residential neighborhoods.

The City of Bend City Council has set the goal to develop a community-wide parking program which includes the development of residential and business parking districts.

Purpose of Parking Districts

  • Ensure priority access to residents and their guests.
  • Reduce conflicts and increase safety.
  • Promote the use of alternative modes of transportation.
    • i.e. transit, carpooling, and other

Unique set of parking needs include:

  • The cause and extent of parking conflicts.
    • i.e. Special Events, Visitors, Successful Business Corridors
  • Proximity of neighborhood to parking generator(s).
  • Mix of residential/nonresidential use.
  • Availability of on-street and off-street parking.
  • Parking problems in surrounding areas.
    • i.e. highly visited parks can cause parking and traffic congestion in abutting neighborhoods

The different kind of Parking Districts explained

Residential Parking District

A Residential Parking District is a parking management tool used to mitigate adverse and chronic levels of commuter or non-resident parking along streets with adjacent residential properties. All vehicles parked in a designated Residential Parking District’s Zone must adhere to the posted regulations or risk being issued a parking citation.

Business Parking District

Business Parking Districts (BPD) are areas within city limits whose base zoning is commercial and/or whose base zoning prioritizes commercial land uses at the street level (e.g., mixed use), and that are bordering Residential Parking Districts. A Business Parking District will implement active parking management strategies, such as time limits, business only parking zones, or paid parking.

Parking Benefit District

A Parking Benefit District resembles a conventional Parking Permit District except for three key features. First, drivers pay a fee for the permits. Second, the number of permits is limited to the number of curb spaces. Third, the permit revenue pays for neighborhood public services.

Current Timeline towards a parking district pilot program:

Timeline towards parking district pilot program. Development phase December 2019 thru January 2020, Create Program Description, Create Draft Policy Framework. Footer Broken Top Three Sisters