Parking in Amherst

Welcome to Downtown Amherst. We strive to make it as easy as possible to find parking during your visit. The map below shows the location of public parking lots and on-street parking. Just below that you will find hours of enforcement.  We encourage you to explore all of the information that can be found here including Frequently Asked Questions and Convenient Payment Options. If you have suggestions on how we can improve your experience, please email us at parking@amherstma.gov

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FREE PARKING SATURDAYS

The Town has approved the Amherst Business Improvement District's request for free parking at all meters and metered spaces in Downtown Amherst on Saturdays starting after Thanksgiving and running through Christmas, in celebration of Small Business Saturdays during the Holiday Season. 

Parking at all Town lots and meters in Downtown Amherst will be free on the following Saturdays

  • November 26th
  • December 3rd
  • December 10th
  • December 17th 
  • December 24th

Please be mindful of posted time limits or other posted parking restrictions such as handicapped parking spaces, loading zones, etc.   

Parking Lot NameRateTime LimitEnforcement Hours
North Pleasant Street Lot
$0.50/hour8 Hours8am-6pm
Boltwood Lot$1.00/hour4 Hours8am-8pm
Town Hall Lot$1.00/hour4 Hours8am-8pm
Amity Street Lot$1.00/hour
4 Hours8am-8pm
Pray Street Lot$0.50/hour4 Hours8am-6pm
Lower Bangs Lot
$1.00/hour
4 Hours8am-8pm
Main Street Lot$1.00/hour
4 Hours8am-8pm
Spring Street Lot$0.50/hour
4 Hours8am-6pm
Boltwood Garage - Lower Level$0.50/hour
4 Hours8am-6pm
Ann Whalen Lot$0.50/hour4 Hours8am-6pm
Kellogg Avenue Lot$1.00/hour
20 Minutes8am-8pm


Free parking is available outside the enforcement hours listed above, all day on Sundays and the holidays listed below:

  • New Years Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr Day
  • Presidents Day
  • Patriots Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Juneteenth
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Indigenous Peoples Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day