Garage Parking

Downtown Bethesda has 16 strategically placed public garages and surface lots that put you within a short walking distance to your destination.The following areas of downtown Bethesda have ample parking available during evenings and weekends, and also have several long-term meters for a stay in downtown Bethesda that will be more than four hours:

Auburn Avenue and Del Ray Avenue Garage
Woodmont Avenue and Old Georgetown Road Garage
Woodmont Avenue and Edgemoor Lane Garage

Garage and surface lot parking is available and payment is required Monday - Friday from 7am - 10pm. Payment is $1.25 per hour in short-term parking (four hours hours or less) and $.80 per hour in long term parking (more than four hours) in most garages.

Beginning July 6, 2016, long-term parking will increase to $1.00 in the following garages:

  • Bethesda Avenue & Elm Street Garage
  • St. Elmo Avenue & Cordell Avenue Garage
  • Woodmont Avenue & Edgemoor Lane Garage


Parking is free in Montgomery County parking garages and surface lots on Saturdays, Sundays and County holidays.

The Woodmont Avenue/Old Georgetown Road Garage (entrance on Woodmont Avenue between Old Georgetown Road and Norfolk Avenue) is equipped with "Pay on Foot" pay stations and no longer has meters.