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 parkingPhiladelphia Parking Authority is giving everyone a Valentine’s Day gift – and it’s free! Free parking, that is.

As part of the City of Philadelphia’s Valentine Day and President’s Weekend “Spread the Love” promotion, the Philadelphia Parking Authority announced that beginning immediately and ending next Tuesday, the PPA will provide free metered parking throughout the city.

PPA Executive Director Vince Fenerty stressed that “while all metered parking will be free throughout the city, the PPA will continue to enforce parking prohibitions in restricted safety zones, including handicapped spaces, bus zones and in front of fire hydrants.”

The first four hours of parking will be free, followed by a $3.00 per hour rate in the following center city garages:

  • AutoPark at JFK (16th & JFK)
  • AutoPark at Independence Mall (5th & Market)
  • AutoPark at Jefferson (10th & Ludlow)
  • AutoPark at Gallery Mall (10th & Filbert)
  • 8th & Filbert
  • Olde City (2nd and Sansom)

PPA surface lots at:

  • 8th & Chestnut
  • 19th & Callowhill
  • 15th & Arch

This offer will be repeated the following weekend, February 20 and 21.