Parking rates around the city have changed, with some increased rates around Ballard’s core, but some lower rates around the Locks.
According to the City’s January 2020 Rate Change Flyer, the cost to park in Ballard’s core has dropped from $1 to 50 cents for two hours in the morning (8am to 11am). However, the cost to park between 5pm and 8pm has gone from $3 to $3.50 for two hours. The cost to park between 11am and 5pm has stayed the same, at $2 for two hours.
Parking in the “edge” of Ballard’s core has also raised for the evening hours, going from $1 to $1.50 for four hours of parking.
The Ballard Locks parking lot has two pricing structures depending on the season: the winter prices have stayed the same (50 cents per four hours from 8am to 5pm and free evenings), but the summer costs have gone down. It’s now $1 from 8am to 11am, and $1.50 between 11am and 8pm for four hours of parking.