Short Term Parking

Whether you’re downtown for business or just visiting for the afternoon, see below to find out where the nearest available parking options are.
Feature Image Parking Meter

Payment is required from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m on weekdays, with free parking after 4:30 p.m. during the week, on weekends, and statutory holidays.

On-Street Meters

There are different zones throughout downtown, each signified by a different colour representing the time limitations of that zone. Click to see the different zones: Downtown Parking Map (pdf)

Each meter displays the hourly rate, the prepayment availability, the time limitation, and when payment is required.

Payment on street meters can be made with all valid coins (except pennies and 50 cent coin), or with a City of Red Deer Parking Card.

Parking Meter Zone Current Rate*  
Red - 30 Minute Maximum Limit
  • To avoid a ticket, you must move your vehicle after 30 minutes
  • Prepay options starts at 5 a.m., meter starts counting down at 8 a.m.
$1.00/30 min  sticker for 30 minute restricted parking meters
Yellow - Two Hour Maximum Limit
  • To avoid a ticket, you must move your vehicle after 2 hours
  • Prepay options starts at 5 a.m., meter starts counting down at 8 a.m.
$1.75/hour  sticker for 2-hour-restricted parking meters
Orange - Two Hour Limit
  • You can reload the meter without moving your vehicle
  • Prepay option starts at 5 a.m., meter starts counting down at 8 a.m.
$1.25/hour  sticker for 2-hour-unrestricted parking meters
Green - Eight Hour Limit
  • Unrestricted full day of parking from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Prepay option starts at 5 a.m., meter starts counting down at 8 a.m.
$1.00/hour  sticker for 8-hour-unrestricted parking meters
Brown - Four Hour Limit
  • You can reload the meter without moving your vehicle
  • Prepay option starts at 4 a.m., meter starts counting down at 8 a.m.
$1.25/hour  sticker for 4-Hour-Unrestricted parking meters
Parking in a Lot

If your visit downtown will be longer than an hour or two, it is recommended you utilize a short-term stall in one of The City's parking lots. You can park for as short as a half hour, up to a full day! 

There are machines in each lot where you can make your payment. A receipt will also be provided, showing you the when your paid parking will expire.

Use the Downtown Parking Map (pdf) to see where all the City-owned lots are!

Payment Options for Short-Term Parking

On-Street Parking Meters
All parking meters accept valid Canadian currency (no pennies) and City of Red Deer Parking Cards.

City Owned Parking Lots
See the table below to see what payment options are available.

Parking LotHourly RateCoinVisa/
Mastercard
CoRD
Parking Card
Way to Park App
P1 $1.15 check mark check mark check mark  
P2 $1.15 check mark check mark check mark  
P4 $1.60 check mark check mark   check mark
P7 $0.80 check mark check mark check mark  
P8 $1.25 check mark check mark check mark  
P9 $0.80 check mark check mark check mark  
P12 $1.25       check mark
Sorensen Station $1.00 check mark check mark   check mark

Download the Way to Park app today!

If you encounter a parking meter or machine that is out of order or not operating properly, please notify Parking Administration at 403-342-8185 or cityparking@reddeer.ca.