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Parking Facilities

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Decks on 2nd Street

Wilmington Convention Center


  • Contains more than 580 spaces
  • Located on the corner of N. Water Street and Estell Lee Drive (entrance) next to the Wilmington Convention Center at 515 Nutt St.
  • Contact Mike at Lanier Parking Meter Services at 910.343.1119 for more information

  • First hour free
  • $1/hour; $8 max
  • Pay upon entry Thurs-Sat after 9 p.m.:
    $5 flat rate
  • Decks charge 24 hours/day, 7 days/week

  • $3 for the first hour, $2 per hour for second and third hour, $1 per hour thereafter
  • $13 daily maximum
  • Wilmington Convention Center parking deck charges 24/7, unless otherwise posted
  • Credit card payment only when exit booth is unattended (Paystation at exit does not accept cash)

Monthly Rates

  • Covered: $55
  • Card Replacement Fee: $10
  • Card Reactivation Fee: $5
  • Market St. Deck rooftop: $30
  • Reserved space: $100
  • Unreserved $100 
  • Reserved Rate $130
  • Card Replacement Fee: $10
  • Card Reactivation Fee: $5

Event Rate

  • Azalea Festival, Riverfest, July 4th, New Year's Eve: $7
  • 7 a.m. to 7 a,m. $8 daily

Validation Vouchers 

Businesses can purchase a bundle of 100 vouchers to validate customers' parking.
Simply distribute one voucher for each hour needed (minus the FIRST 60 MINUTES FREE) with customer's deck ticket so they may present it to the booth attendant or insert it at the pay station upon exiting the deck.

  • Bundles of 100 vouchers are $85 each 

Accessible Parking 

Parkers with valid accessible parking license plates and/or hanging tags may park in off-street parking garages and surface lots for an unlimited time when paying the posted hourly rates.  Or, may park for free at any on-street metered space for an unlimited time.


Surface Lots 

   2nd Street Lot Hannah Block Lot 



Daily Rates

  • $1.25 per hour
  • $7.00 max
  • Parking enforced 24/7 unless otherwise noted.
  • $1.25 per hour
  • $7.00 max
  • Parking enforced 24/7 unless otherwise noted.

Monthly Rates


  • $60 Unreserved
  • $50 Unreserved
Special Event Rate
  •  $1.25 per hour / $7 Daily - 24/7
  •   $1.25 per hour / $7 Daily - 24/7

There are also a number of privately-owned and operated lots in the downtown area that are open to the public.