Parking in Provincetown

Parking on the day of the Carnival parade, Thu 8/17, will be challenging. Here’s all the places where you can park!

When are parking enforcement hours in Ptown? 

  • Months: April 1st through October 31st, 7 days a week, including holidays.
  • Hours: Parking rules are in effect from 8 am – midnight.

Parking Ban: Thu, 8/17 on Commercial St

On Thursday, 8/17, a parking ban will be in effect on Commercial St from approximately 9 am – 5 pm. The ban includes all street parking from the East End of Commercial St to the corner of Commercial & Franklin Sts in the West End.

Towing of illegally parked vehicles will begin at approximately noon.

The Ptown Parking Department is finalizing the hours, but provided this guidance to us. 

Take a Fast Ferry

If you’re traveling from the Boston area, we recommend taking the Fast Ferry – 90 minutes each way. Traffic will be extremely heavy because the road from Wellfleet to Ptown is a two-lane road. Take the fast ferries, and relax and enjoy the entire day!

Ferries: Bay State Cruises or Boston Harbor Cruises

Parking in Provincetown

24/7 Parking Lots (Center of Town)

The benefit of these two lots is that you pay based on amount of time and they are open 24/7. All of these lots are location in or just outside of the center of town.

MacMillan Wharf Parking Lot: 321 spaces, but fills up fast. Open 24/7 and you pay on exit.Rate:  $3.50 /hr or max. daily $35.00.| Directions

Provincetown Marina Lot: This small lot is located next to MacMillan Wharf, and fills up quickly.

Grace Hall Parking Lot: 354 spaces, and open 24/7 and you pay on exit. Rate:  $2.25 /hr or max. daily $25.00. Entrances: There are two entrances (only one exit), but enter through Captain Bertie’s Way. You’ll miss traffic on Conwell and Bradford Sts, which can be heavy at times.

Riley’s Parking Lot: Large lot and a quick walk to town. | Directions


Kiosk and Metered Parking (Municipal Parking)

Rate:

  • Kiosk: $2.00 per hour
  • Meter: $1.50 per hour

West End (Listed from closest to center to farthest)

Ptown Fire Station Kiosk: 26 cars.; Short walk to center.  | Directions

Shank Painter Rd – Metered: 12 cars; Spaces are tight. | Directions

School St – Metered: 29 spaces; 7 minute walk into town. | Directions

West End – Kiosk: 44 spaces; 10 minute walk into town. | Directions

Pilgrim’s First Landing – Metered: 10 spaces| Directions (If you travel down to the rotary, you may find a free space!)

 

Center of Town (Listed closest to farthest)

Standish St – Metered: 9 spaces; On-street. | Directions

Bradford St – Kiosk: Approximately 22 spaces. | Directions

Alden St – Kiosk: 10 spaces. No access from Bradford St. You can enter Alden St off Jerome Smith Way (Directions) or from Standish St. (Directions)

Johnson St – Metered:  33 spaces; On Commercial St, near the center of town. | Directions

Harry Kemp Way – Kiosk (Conwell St end): 35 spaces. | Directions

Winslow & Mayflower Sts – Kiosk: 50 spaces; There are only two kiosks on this long street: at the top of Winslow St, and in the Jerome Smith Parking Lot. | Directions

Jerome Smith Rd – Kiosk and Weekly pass for $50: This lot is near Route 6a, so it’s a bit more of a walk to town. Call the Provincetown Parking Office at 508-487-7050 to obtain a weekly pass. | Directions

 


Small Public Lots (Privately Owned)

Here are a few smaller, public parking lots. (You may see a few other pop-up parking too.)

Pat’s Happy Park, 401 Commercial St (East End across from Spindler’s) | Directions

67 Shank Painter Rd (Across from Stop & Shop) | Directions

35 Cemetery Rd (between Standish and Wareham Streets) July 4th and Carnival Weeks | Directions

148 Bradford St (next to Farland) | Directions

True Value Hardware, 337 Commercial St (After 5pm) | Directions

10 Montello St (Beside Mussel Beach Gym) | Directions

 


Special Event Parking

Several locations offer parking during special events such as July 4, the Pan Mass Challenge, and the Carnival Parade.

VFW, 1 Jerome Smith Rd | Directions.

Motta Field, across from 28 Winslow St. Cost: $30.00 | Directions. Proceeds benefit Ptown’s Lion’s Club.

74 Shank Painter Rd. | Directions

Corner of Shank Painter and Court Sts, (Across from Stop & Shop) | Directions

24/7 Parking Lots (Center of Town)

The benefit of these two lots is that you pay based on amount of time and they are open 24/7. All of these lots are location in or just outside of the center of town.

MacMillan Wharf Parking Lot: 321 spaces, but fills up fast. Open 24/7 and you pay on exit.Rate:  $3.50 /hr or max. daily $35.00.| Directions

Provincetown Marina Lot: This small lot is located next to MacMillan Wharf, and fills up quickly.

Grace Hall Parking Lot: 354 spaces, and open 24/7 and you pay on exit. Rate:  $2.25 /hr or max. daily $25.00. Entrances: There are two entrances (only one exit), but enter through Captain Bertie’s Way. You’ll miss traffic on Conwell and Bradford Sts, which can be heavy at times.

Riley’s Parking Lot: Large lot and a quick walk to town. | Directions


Kiosk and Metered Parking (Municipal Parking)

Rate:

  • Kiosk: $2.00 per hour
  • Meter: $1.50 per hour

West End (Listed from closest to center to farthest)

Ptown Fire Station Kiosk: 26 cars.; Short walk to center.  | Directions

Shank Painter Rd – Metered: 12 cars; Spaces are tight. | Directions

School St – Metered: 29 spaces; 7 minute walk into town. | Directions

West End – Kiosk: 44 spaces; 10 minute walk into town. | Directions

Pilgrim’s First Landing – Metered: 10 spaces| Directions (If you travel down to the rotary, you may find a free space!)

 

Center of Town (Listed closest to farthest)

Standish St – Metered: 9 spaces; On-street. | Directions

Bradford St – Kiosk: Approximately 22 spaces. | Directions

Alden St – Kiosk: 10 spaces. No access from Bradford St. You can enter Alden St off Jerome Smith Way (Directions) or from Standish St. (Directions)

Johnson St – Metered:  33 spaces; On Commercial St, near the center of town. | Directions

Harry Kemp Way – Kiosk (Conwell St end): 35 spaces. | Directions

Winslow & Mayflower Sts – Kiosk: 50 spaces; There are only two kiosks on this long street: at the top of Winslow St, and in the Jerome Smith Parking Lot. | Directions

Jerome Smith Rd – Kiosk and Weekly pass for $50: This lot is near Route 6a, so it’s a bit more of a walk to town. Call the Provincetown Parking Office at 508-487-7050 to obtain a weekly pass. | Directions

 


Small Public Lots (Privately Owned)

Here are a few smaller, public parking lots. (You may see a few other pop-up parking too.)

Pat’s Happy Park, 401 Commercial St (East End across from Spindler’s) | Directions

67 Shank Painter Rd (Across from Stop & Shop) | Directions

35 Cemetery Rd (between Standish and Wareham Streets) July 4th and Carnival Weeks | Directions

148 Bradford St (next to Farland) | Directions

True Value Hardware, 337 Commercial St (After 5pm) | Directions

10 Montello St (Beside Mussel Beach Gym) | Directions

 


Special Event Parking

Several locations offer parking during special events such as July 4, the Pan Mass Challenge, and the Carnival Parade.

VFW, 1 Jerome Smith Rd | Directions. Proceeds benefit Ptown’s Lion’s Club.

Motta Field, across from 28 Winslow St | Directions. Proceeds benefit Ptown’s Lion’s Club.

74 Shank Painter Rd. | Directions

Corner of Shank Painter and Court Sts, (Across from Stop & Shop) | Directions

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