Public Parking Options

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There are a variety of public parking options in Downtown Mount Prospect, depending on user needs. There are 2,535 public parking spaces available in Downtown, with an additional 1,986 spaces available in private parking lots! Parking in public lots downtown is free on the weekends, during holidays and after 6 PM. The commuter parking lots feature pay stations and available mobile app for added convenience.

Visitor/Non-commuter Parking

There are several public and private parking lots available to those visiting Downtown to shop, dine, or enjoy an event. Time restrictions apply as noted;  the following public parking areas are available free of charge: 

Parking Garage EntranceVillage Hall Parking Garage

Located between Village Hall and the Library at 30 S. Emerson St. See image, right.
4 hour limit from 7 AM - 6 PM, Monday - Friday.
No time limit after 6 PM, or all day weekends/holidays.
No overnight parking.

Busse Avenue Lots and Alley Parking

Located at the southwest corner of Busse Ave and Main St.
Alley parking connects Main St with Wille St.
4 hour time limit for the parking lot, 2 hour time limit for the alley, between the hours of 7 AM - 6 PM Monday - Friday.
No time limit after 6 PM, or all day weekends/holidays.
No overnight parking.

Water Tower Parking

Located on East Evergreen Avenue, between 200 S. Maple St and the Village's Water Tower.
4 hour limit from 7 AM - 6 PM, Monday - Friday.
No time limit after 6 PM, or all day weekends/holidays.
No overnight parking.

West and East Commuter Lots, Maple Street Lot

These commuter lots are open to the public free of charge after 6 PM, and all day on weekends/holidays. See below for more information.

On-Street Parking2 Hour Parking Sign

Public on-street parking is available throughout downtown, with 2 or 4 hour restrictions from 7 AM - 6 PM. Look for the posted signs, see right. There is no charge for on-street parking, with exception of the E. Prospect Ave spaces, east of Maple St.

Commuter Parking

With exception of certain private lots for employee use, those who need to park during "business hours" Monday - Friday for longer than 4 hours will need to utilize one of the Village's Commuter Parking Lots.

East & West Commuter Lots

Located on Northwest Hwy at Emerson (East) or Northwest Hwy and Main St (West), these two commuter lots are closest to the Mount Prospect Metra Train Station.
Fee: $2.00 per day, or monthly permit required, Monday - Friday from 5 AM - 6 PM.
Lots are free of charge after 6 PM on weekdays and during the weekend/holidays.
No parking after 1 AM.

Maple Street Lot (Residents Only)

Located at the southeast corner of Prospect Ave and Maple St, this lot is for Mount Prospect Residents only.
Fee: $2.00 per day, or monthly permit required, Monday - Friday from 5 AM - 6 PM.
Lots are free of charge after 6 PM on weekdays and during the weekend/holidays.
No parking after 1 AM.

East Prospect Ave (On-Street Commuter Spaces)

Parallel parking located along E. Prospect Ave, east of Maple St.
Fee: $2.00 per day, or monthly permit required, Monday - Friday from 5 AM - 6 PM.
Free of charge after 6 PM on weekdays and during the weekend/holidays.
No parking after 1 AM.

Learn more about Easy Park Monthly Permits for the Village's Commuter Lots.
Learn more about Whoosh! the Village's Mobile Payment App for Commuter Lots.