Coming to Newport on Saturday, March 11th for the 61st Annual Newport Saint Patrick’s Day Parade and not sure where to park? Here’s some helpful information to help you stay on the right side of the law.
The parade will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Broadway in front of Newport City Hall and make it’s way down to the Fifth Ward, traffic will be congested and parking will be limited from 9am to 3pm.

It is strongly recommended that if you are in Newport on Saturday, that you avoid driving along the parade route – Broadway, Washington Square, Thames Street and America’s Cup.

 

In addition to the many private parking lots throughout downtown Newport, the City operates several public parking lots in Newport.

Likely Places To Find Available Public Parking:

  1. The Gateway Visitors Center, located at 23 America’s Cup Ave. The garage and parking lot accommodate 484 vehicles. (Newport Police Department recommends this lot)
  2. The Mary St. Parking lot is located in downtown Newport between Lower Mary St. and lower Church St. Number of Parking Spaces: 118 (Newport Police Department recommends this lot)
  3. Long Wharf Lot, a small lot (thirty five spaces) located on Long Wharf near the Newport Yacht Club.
  4. Touro Court Lot, a small parking lot (32 spaces) accessible from Clarke St. (off Touro St.)

Note: This map is to show you the location of the public parking lots, DO NOT follow the “key” on this map. Where parking is available on the map does not represent what will be available this weekend.

Parking is prohibited on the following streets from 5:00AM to 3:00PM.

All vehicles parked in restricted areas will be towed: No parking along parade route.

  • Broadway from Cranston/Equality Park West to Washington Square
  • Equality Park Place and Equality Park West
  • Dr. Marcus F. Wheatland Boulevard (West side)
  • Bull Street at Spring Street
  • Spring Street at Bull Street
  • Washington Square from Broadway to Thames Street
  • Thames Street from America’s Cup Avenue to Morton Avenue
  • Carroll Avenue from Morton Avenue to Harrison Avenue
  • Both sides of America’s Cup Avenue at the Gateway Center
  • Narragansett Avenue between Spring Street and Bellevue Avenue

Be Responsible

Of course, if you plan on drinking on Saturday, please be responsible and arrange transportation, call a taxi or use UBER. What’sUpNewp strongly encourages and asks you not to drink and drive.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).