Coming Soon: new parking meters and pay-by-phone technology!

In 2017, the Albany Parking Authority will bring new technology to the area that will change the way people pay for parking to make the process easier, faster and more convenient.

Brand new meters will ask drivers for their license plate number, eliminating the need to return to the car and leave the receipt in the dashboard. For the first time, meters will have the ability to provide coupons to nearby businesses and streamline parking validation.

Additionally, mobile payment will be unveiled through a smart phone app. Drivers will be able to pay for parking while walking to their meeting, a show or dinner. If plans change and they need more time in their parking spot, they can simply add time through the app!

Stay tuned for more information in the coming months.


Free Parking After 5

The Albany Parking Authority has teamed up with the Downtown Albany BID to offer free street parking starting at 5 p.m. on weeknights and garage parking all weekend at the Riverfront and Green-Hudson Garages (except for special events). It’s never been easier to come to downtown Albany and enjoy the nightlife, featuring some of the area's best restaurants and entertainment venues.


Alive At Five

Plan to enjoy any of the concerts during the Alive at Five concert series this summer? Now you can park at the Riverfront Garage  for just $5. It’s the closest and most convenient parking for the region’s best outdoor concert series!   Parking is also available at the Quackenbush Garage for just $5.