The Springfield Parking Authority works closely with the Springfield Performing Arts Development Corporation, the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, the Spirit of Springfield, Business Improvement District, the MassMutual Center and the Greater Springfield.
Visitors and Convention Bureau to provide affordable flat rates for various events in the City of Springfield. All major SPA facilities are in downtown Springfield, within convenient walking distance of the Arts and Entertainment District. The SPA also works with local area hotels as well as employers who wish to bring off-site divisions to the city and works with employers outside the city who wish to hold a training or seminar in Springfield. Call SPA at (413) 787-6118 for procedures to inquire about an event rate for your group.
Event Parking Programs
The Springfield Parking Authority has entered into limited agreements with the Springfield Performing Arts Development Corporation, the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, the Springfield Thunderbirds and the MassMutual Convention Center to provide discounted or free parking to patrons who attend events at Symphony Hall and the MassMutual Convention Center. Discounted and free parking may not apply to all events. Please check the Calendar section of our website to verify parking fees for the event you plan to attend.
The Springfield Parking Authority (SPA) provides the City of Springfield with favorable rates for business owners and their employees working in the city. Monthly parkers may choose between five multi-level parking structures or four surface lots. They may also choose between a “regular rate” and a “reserve rate”. A regular rate provides each parker with a non-designated parking space. These spaces are on a first come, first serve basis.
A reserve rate gives parkers the convenience and luxury of having a designated space available to them every day from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Short Term (Transient) Parking
Short Term or Transient parking is defined as parking in any SPA facility for short periods of time either during the day or at night (non-event nights) while conducting business in or visiting the City of Springfield. The Springfield Parking Authority is able to provide three (3) different rate structures to meet the needs of its customers.
- The rate for the SPA’s multilevel parking structures is an on-the-clock rate.
- The Dwight Street surface lot has a flat fee structure and is based on availability.
The other SPA surface lots are monthly permit parking only.
Long Term (Overnight) Parking
The Springfield Parking Authority also provides overnight parking for business travelers who need to attend meetings out of town or for people just looking to escape for a few days. The SPA overnight parking facility is conveniently located one (1) block from the Amtrak station at 33 Taylor Street. The facility can also be used as a central meeting point for groups of people who are coming from different locations. This facility is covered and access is allowed by keycard only. The facility is locked at night and on weekends. Please call Executive Parking at (413) 731-0006 for instructions for procedures for overnight parking.
Some downtown merchants provide discounted or free parking for their patrons that use Springfield Parking Authority facilities. Please check with the merchant to see if they validate parking.
IF YOU EXPERIENCE AND DIFFICULTIES, PRESS THE SILVER BUTTON LABELED “PRESS FOR HELP” ON ANY MACHINE FOR ASSISTANCE FROM AN EXECUTIVE PARKING ATTENDANT AND JACKSON SECURITY GUARD.