Parking in a new city isn’t always easy.
Fortunately, downtown South Bend makes it simple. There’s no confusing rates or poorly marked spots. Instead you can park your vehicle safely then get on to what’s important — experiencing everything The Bend has to offer after leaving your vehicle behind.
This quick, easy guide to parking in downtown South Bend should get you moving quickly on your visit.
Free 2-hour parking is available on most downtown South Bend streets throughout the week. That’s a good place to start. It transitions to free for more than two hours after 5 p.m. on weekdays and all weekend, starting at 5 p.m. Friday.
Lots and structures
If you’re in need of a lot or a garage for extended parking during the week, there are several options.
1. N. Main St. Lot
Location: Just south of Colfax, west of Main.
Rate: $4 a day.
2. Main and Colfax Structure
Location: Main and Colfax, on the east side of Main.
Rate: $10 a day. There is 2-hour free parking in this garage. It’s also free after 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and all day on weekends. Doesn’t include special events.
3. Leighton Structure
Location: Jefferson and Michigan, at the southeast corner.
Rate: $10 a day. There is 2-hour free parking. It’s free after 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and all day on weekends. Excludes special events.
4. Jefferson and Main Lot
Location: Jefferson and Main, on the west side of Main south of Jefferson.
Rate: $5 a day.
5. Baer’s Lot
Location: Wayne and Michigan, on the west side of Michigan.
Rate: $40 a month. Parking here is free after 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and all day on weekends. Excludes special events.
6. Wayne Street Structure
Location: Wayne and Martin Luther King, on the west side of Martin Luther King.
Rate: $10 a day. There is 2-hour free parking and it’s free after 5 p.m. Monday trough Friday and all day on weekends. Excludes special events.
7. Century Center Lot
Location: Adjacent to the Century Center on Martin Luther King.
Rate: $5 a day.