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Free temporary parking options return to downtown Red Deer

March 23, 2022 3:01 PM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

Free temporary parking returns to 215 stalls in Red Deer, offering easier access to downtown businesses for the remainder of 2022.

Starting today, drivers will notice one in every five meters covered with a bag that states, “FREE PARKING 2 HRS”. The meters are located throughout downtown, wherever metered parking exists. Only covered meters offer free parking; adjacent meters and any unbagged meters require payment during business hours.

“By reinstating temporary free parking options, we hope to reduce barriers and encourage frequent visits to downtown businesses and attractions,” said Erin Stuart, Inspections and Licensing Manager. “This initiative aims to increase the vibrancy of the downtown core while demonstrating The City’s desire to support local businesses through their post-pandemic recovery.”

The initiative continues through December 31, 2022. More information about downtown parking is available on The City’s website,

For more information, contact:

Corporate Communications
The City of Red Deer

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