Parking in Greater Wilmington, Delaware

“Where do I park?”

It’s the perennial question for anyone heading into an unfamiliar city, whether you’re planning to dine on Market Street, to catch a show downtown or to explore the sights at the Riverfront.

To help you out, we’ve compiled a helpful guide to parking options in and around Wilmington, Delaware. 

Downtown Wilmington, Delaware

There are two primary options when parking in downtown Wilmington — meters and garages. For peace of mind, use the Parkmobile app to reserve a space ahead of time, receive expiration reminders and add time remotely. Parkmobile covers both on-street parking meters and certain garages. Metered parking in Downtown Wilmington is free after 6 p.m. on weekdays and all-day on weekends.

As for garage parking, you will find several elevated and open-air lots throughout downtown Wilmington. These lots are operated by three different organizations – Colonial ParkingWilmington Parking Authority and SP+.

For a map of downtown parking garages, please click here.

Check the City of Wilmington’s website for additional downtown Wilmington, Delaware parking information, including parking rules and how to pay parking fines.

Riverfront Wilmington

Wilmington’s Riverfront district offers parking meters, permitted lots and free lots. Lot parking at Riverfront Wilmington restaurants, hotels and the Chase Center is free. Most events held at Frawley Stadium, including Wilmington Blue Rocks games, offer free parking.

Electric Vehicle Charging in Greater Wilmington

Need a re-charge for your EV? Visit to find the nearest electric vehicle charging station in Greater Wilmington, Delaware and the Brandywine Valley.

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