The City of Rome Parking Office announces free holiday parking at the 3rd Avenue deck starting Friday, November 16, 2018.  In anticipation of the busy holiday season, the Parking Office is offering free deck parking on levels 2-4 to provide an additional parking option throughout the busy holiday season in Downtown Rome.

The deck is conveniently located next to the Forum River Center and provides easy access to shopping, dining and events downtown. The free parking option will launch just in time for Downtown Rome Holiday Open House on Saturday, November 17. Free family activities will be held at the Town Green to include trolley rides with Santa from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and the Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Candy Cane Hunt at 1:00 p.m. Downtown businesses are encouraged to feature holiday window displays for a chance to win Judge’s Choice and People’s Choice awards. Additionally, the free parking will provide convenient access to Forum on Ice, which features holiday ice skating open daily until December 29, 2018.

The free holiday parking at 3rd Avenue is one of many parking enhancements the City of Rome Parking Office has been managing. New parking signage has been added throughout Downtown Rome to help patrons easily locate all the public parking locations.  Extra patrols have been added to parking decks to ensure a consistent presence for security and cleanliness; and extra lighting has been added to ensure deck stairwells, elevators and parking spaces are well lit.

Coming soon, the parking office will roll out License Plate Recognition (LPR) to better enforce the current 2-hour time limit ordinance for on-street parking. In response to input from business owners, residents and property owners, the new technology is being implemented to create efficiencies in our current parking procedures; while providing new supply and demand analytics for parking in downtown.

For questions concerning Downtown Parking, contact Parking Services Manager, Becky Smyth at 706-236-4520, [email protected].