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Parking season begins next Tuesday, May 1, in Newport. It will continue through Oct. 31.
Metered parking will be in effect from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The fee for parking in a metered space is $1.25 per hour in increments of 25 cents for 12 minutes. The fee for the Memorial Boulevard meters at Easton’s Beach is $2 per hour.
“Smart Meters” that accept credit cards or coins have been implemented city-wide. The Pay & Display unit at the Touro St. Lot has been replaced and a new Pay & Display Unit has been installed at the Long Wharf Lot. The Pay and Display units accept credit card, bills or coins.
The Gateway Visitor’s Center Parking Lot will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 12 a.m. The Mary Street Parking Lot will be open Sunday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 12 a.m. and Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m.
The basic rate is $2 for the first one-half hour and $1.50 for each half-hour thereafter. City residents displaying a valid resident sticker are entitled to three (3) hours of continuous parking per day.
The Residential Parking Program is also in effect from May 1 through October 31. Parking is restricted in designated areas to vehicles displaying residential permits, a general visitor pass or temporary residential parking permit. Signage in each area will detail the parking restrictions for that area.
Information concerning the Residential Parking Program is articulated in Chapter 10.32 of the City’s Code of Ordinances available on the City’s web page at www.cityofnewport.com.
The following information has been provided by the City of Newport.