March 31, 2023
City Unveils New Parking Pay Machine Designs Featuring the Blue Angels
The City of Pensacola has unveiled new pay machine designs to showcase the local area and make ParkPensacola pay machines easier to find, encouraging downtown visitors to use city-owned parking.
The new pay machine wraps feature images of Pensacola’s own U.S. Navy Blue Angels, and they were produced at no additional charge to the city by parking partner Flowbird.
“City parking is a publicly-owned asset,” City of Pensacola Parking Manager Lissa Dees said. “We use parking dollars to cover the costs of striping, lights and safety, but we are also constantly looking for ways to be good community partners — whether it's keeping parking fees low, providing free handicapped parking in all city-managed spots, having parking ambassadors on the streets to assist visitors or simply showing our local pride through our pay machine designs.”
City pay machines are solar-powered and can be identified by teal blue ParkPensacola signage.
Pensacola residents and visitors are reminded to “trust the teal" and look for the teal ParkPensacola signs to get the best value and experience when parking downtown.
Downtown visitors have several payment options for City of Pensacola public parking:
- Pay machines
- PARKPensacola app
Teal ParkPensacola signage signifying city-owned parking offers a variety of features and benefits:
- First 30 minutes free: When you start your parking session via the app, text, or pay station, your first half hour is free.
- Free handicapped parking: Parking is free in any on-street parking space for people displaying a handicapped placard.
- No booting: The city will not boot your car. Some private lots (typically indicated by red signage) do, but ParkPensacola does not.
- Low cost: Parking is just 50 cents per hour in city-owned spaces and lots, after your free 30 minutes.
- Free parking options: 87% of all city-owned parking is free. To view a map of free parking, click here. City-owned on-street parking is free after 7 p.m. and on Sundays (excludes boat ramps).
The city’s parking fees and policies do not apply to privately-owned facilities. Private parking lots (typically indicated by red signs) are not operated by the City of Pensacola and are not included in the above information.
For more information about City of Pensacola parking, visit cityofpensacola.com/parking.