Parking Made Easier

Nashville Parking Made Easier

One of the most anxiety-producing questions in a major city: “Where should we park?” I can’t promise this will make your world problem-free but it should help.

Parking Downtown

For everyone looking to park downtown while visiting attractions, Nashville Downtown Partnership offers a great interactive parking guide which shows both privately and publicly owned garages and surface parking lots.

The cheapest parking garages I know of are the city-owned Downtown Library and Metro Courthouse. Another affordable option is Music City Center parking garage. where you can park for up to 5 hours for $10 unless a special event (such as a concert at Bridgestone) is scheduled. (Photo above is the Demonbreun Street entrance.)

If you’re willing to walk a bit, there’s FREE parking next to Cumberland Park. That’s on the East Bank, near the foot of John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge. Use this address for directions: 592 S 1st St, Nashville, TN 37213. Personally, I’d feel a bit uncomfortable walking back to a car parked there after dark.

Helpful websites and apps:

  • Park Happy-they’ve got spots all over town but know that they show no mercy with infractions.
  • you to search by venue, hotel and other landmarks.
  • ParkWhiz-gives you the location, price and whether spots are available for booking.
  • Same idea from a different company.
Parking for Tennessee Titans games

Rideshare drivers recommend that you get dropped off or picked up a few blocks from Nissan Stadium. One exit strategy: walk from the stadium, cross over the pedestrian bridge but AVOID going toward Lower Broadway as it’s always a high-density zone for rideshares and cabs.

Parking for Nashville SC matches

Until they mastermind a better traffic flow, getting out of the parking lot after a soccer match is a slow-moving mess. People who have attended multiple games recommend parking across from Fort Negley and walking the 1.7 miles to GEODIS Park. The surface lot, owned by Vanderbilt University, is labeled VU Lot 127.