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City of Albany Reminds Residents of Available Off-Street Parking and Calls on Residents to Continue Complying with Alternate-Side Parking Regulations

March 19, 2020

Date: March 19, 2020 
Contact: David Galin 
(518) 434-5105  

ALBANY, NY – The City of Albany is reminding residents of available off-street parking and asking residents to continue complying with alternate-side parking regulations throughout the City.   

Alternate-side parking serves two critical functions: first, it facilitates the City’s street cleaning operations throughout the city. In dense neighborhoods, street cleaning serves a critical public health role. The build-up of leaves, debris and litter on our streets attracts rodents, and increases the risk that pedestrians, cyclists, and pets are exposed to elements that will adversely impact their health, including microorganisms and viruses. This debris also clogs storm drains, which can result in localized flooding during weather events. Second, in many neighborhoods, alternate-side parking is also directly related to trash and recycling removal. It is important to note that on many streets, alternate-side parking is necessary to provide room for emergency vehicles to respond to calls for service. On those streets, suspension is simply not possible and now is not the time to create confusion and uncertainty by changing rules on an ad hoc basis.   

Below is a list of off-street parking lots that are available effective immediately:   


  • Parking Area Adjoining Arbor Hill Softball Field (North Lark St.) 
  • 230 Colonie St. (Playground Lot) 
  • 178 Colonie St. (Playground Lot) 
  • Ten Broeck Mansion (Parking Lot & Sidewalk West End)    


  • Ridgefield Park (Enter on Partridge St.) 
  • Woodlawn Park Little League 
  • Washington Park (All Roadways and Parking Areas)    


  • Krank Park Area 
  • Franklin St. (Between Schuyler St. & Bassett St. – East Side) 
  • Lincoln Park (All Interior Roadways & Parking Area - the time-limit restrictions have been lifted effective Tuesday, March 17)    


  • SUNY Albany’s Thurlow Terrace Lot (do not park in designated EV Charger spots unless charging an electronic vehicle) 
  • Washington Park interior roads (the time-limit restrictions have been lifted effective Tuesday, March 17)    


  • North Second St. & North Third St. (Above Pearl St.) 
  • Parking Area across from North Albany American Legion Post    


  • Bleecker Stadium (Parking Area & Roadways) 
  • North Side of Livingston Ave. (Opposite Judson St. Parking Lot)    

Mayor Kathy Sheehan also sent a letter to the City’s Common Council Members reiterating the importance of continuing to enforce alternate-side parking.   

On Tuesday, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan and Albany Police Chief Eric Hawkins announced that time-limit parking regulations were lifted at both Washington Park and Lincoln Park until further notice to create additional parking opportunities throughout the City during the COVID-19 outbreak.  Other parking regulations, including parking within 15 feet of a fire hydrant or at a crosswalk, continue to be in effect in both parks.