City to resume parking fees on April 27

In support of downtown businesses that have been offering take-out, pick-up and delivery services during COVID-19, as well as those receiving supplies, and in advance of those businesses that will be gradually reopening when the NB Chief Medical Officer of Health provides a path forward, the City of Fredericton will reinstate parking fees for parking meters, as well as municipal lots and parking garages effective April 27, 2020.

“We have observed that some people are using metered parking for long-term, multi-hour parking.  As things start to loosen up, we want to be ready to support businesses in their reopening,” said Fredericton Mayor Mike O’Brien. “While we are all looking forward to a time when things return to normal, this is a first step in that direction,” 

“The key to a vibrant downtown is a diverse variety of businesses and a steady turnover of available short-term customer parking, supported by longer-term employee parking options,” said Matt Savage, President, Downtown Fredericton. “COVID-19 has had a terrible impact on business. While some of our members were able to offer take-out and delivery services, others are now gradually preparing to reopen with appropriate safety protocols and welcome customers back to heart of the city.”

Staff involved in parking operations will follow all COVID-19 safety protocols and ensure parking equipment like pay stations are cleaned frequently.  To avoid contact with parking meters or pays station equipment, the public can download the HotSpot app and pay for their parking that way.

For more information about parking in Fredericton, visit the City’s website at www.fredericton.ca and search Parking Facilities.

To find out more about the City’s response to COVID-19 and to get information about grocery store and pharmacy hours, as well as local businesses offering online ordering, take-out, pick-up or delivery services, visit www.fredericton.ca/coronavirus.

To learn more about Downtown Fredericton, visit www.downtownfredericton.ca.

Parking fees in Downtown Fredericton were suspended on March 20, 2020. Efforts are also underway to reintroduce monthly parking passes to City parking facilities starting in May 2020.