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Park it right here, Rosslyn!


Don't fret! Finding parking in the neighborhood is easy if you follow our simple tips.

1. If you're coming here on a weekday and prefer street parking, here's what you need to know.

Rosslyn has a handful of 12-hour meters that are operational from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. They can be hard to snag on a weekday morning, but if you arrive in Rosslyn early in the morning or later in the afternoon, you can park at one of these fairly inexpensively and settle in for a while. Several 12-hour meters are located along Key Blvd. between Nash and Quinn Streets. Others can be found on the 1800 block of N. Arlington Ridge Road.

In addition, there are multiple four-hour meter options on 18th Street just behind the Rosslyn Safeway. You can find the location of all of Rosslyn's meters on this interactive map.

As you may already know, you can pay for parking in Arlington using the Parkmobile app. Arlington meters also take credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover) and coins (from nickels to dollar coins).

Bonus tip: Parkmobile can help you find a parking spot or a space in a garage! Then when you're returning to your car, it can guide you back to your space. 

2. Come here on the weekend. It's easy to find street parking and you'll be able to take advantage of our growing restaurant scene.

If you live in Rosslyn, you already know this and we don't need to tell you; but if you don't live here, take note: On the weekends, Rosslyn is pleasantly alive with residents, but it doesn't feel nearly as crowded as it does during the week.

On weekends, finding street parking is easy. You can drive down here, ditch your car, and enjoy dinner at one of our neighborhood restaurants.

If you can't find street parking, it's true that finding a garage that's open on the weekend can be challenging, but it's definitely not impossible. Here are Rosslyn garages that offer public parking on the weekend (subject to change): 

3. Use technology to help you find a space.

We already mentioned Parkmobile as a good app to help you with parking. It enables you to pay for parking, helps you find a spot, and guides you back to your space when you're ready to leave. There are many other apps you can use that will help you find parking, too. Here are a few good ones worth considering. Test them out and see which works best for you!

  • SpotHero: This website, which also offers a mobile app for iPhone and Android devices, enables you to book parking in advance that is near your destination. You can find and compare spots and then reserve something before you go.

  • ParkWhiz: ParkWhiz enables you to search for hourly and monthly parking in garages near your destination. You can sort by closest and cheapest spots. It provides guidance and photos on how/where to enter a garage, which can sometimes be confusing if you only have a street address and the garage is in a large building. It also gives useful details on other garage features, such as the availability of electric car-charging stations and handicapped accessibility information.
  • Waze: So many of us already use Waze to navigate, but did you realize that this app can also help you find parking? Type in your destination and you'll notice that Waze also pulls up the closest garages. You can set one of them as your ending point so Waze can guide you right to a spot!

Please be in touch with us if these tips are helpful, if you need something else, or if you have even better ideas on ways to park in the neighborhood. Email us at rosslynbid@rosslynva.org. Happy Parking!

 Featured Rosslyn Events

Boot Camp with Coach Vic
Monday, April 29 - Wednesday, May 22
at Gateway Park

Rosslyn FRESHFARM Farmers Market
Wednesday, May 1 - Wednesday, October 30
at Central Place Plaza

Rosslyn Reads Book Festival
Saturday, May 4
at Central Place Plaza