As much as I love Historic St. Augustine, I must admit that parking can make it hard to enjoy. Our favorite secret spots aren’t as secret as they used to be and lately I’ve had to pay to park more often than I’d like to. The good news is locals can save money while parking in the garage, at metered parking or pay stations with the Park Now Card.
Step 1: Obtain a Park Now Card
The City of St. Augustine has a drive-thru on Bridge Street opened M-F from 7:30 – 5:00. It can’t get much easier than that! This is a pre-paid card and it costs you $2.50 up front plus however much you load on the card. You can choose between $20, $50, or $100 increments each time you fill it.
Step 2: Use
Use the Park Now Card in any city pay meter and whisper, “Thank God I’m a local!” every time you park in the garage without a second thought. Park for only $3 per day in the parking garage or choose metered parking and save 50 cents per hour. That kind of savings adds up! No more hunting for change!
Step 3: Recharge
You can recharge at the Bridge Street drive through or at the recharge station at the Visitor’s Information Center. This is a little tricky to find… if you walk out of the garage toward the VIC, turn L and you’ll see it across from where the trolleys stop. No, I don’t know why it’s way over there. Yes, it’s easier than trying to make it to the drive through station sometimes!
This is starting to sound like a commercial… but if any locals don’t have one of these yet, I am doing my best to convince you! It’s easy- swipe, print a receipt, place on dash & go. There is even a stub on the receipt that says how long you have that you can tear & keep with you (no more wondering, “how much longer do I have?”!)
This isn’t technically for locals only… if you’re staying for a while or come often, the Park Now Card may save you money, too! For all the best of St. Augustine and how to enjoy our city like a local, subscribe to Simply St Augustine’s email updates!
Stop in the City of St. Augustine’s office for your Park Now Card
7:30 – 5:00 M-F
50 Bridge Street