Parking Meter Details and Promotional Offer for Park Harrisburg’s New Smart Cards

Park Harrisburg, managed by SP+ Municipal Services, will unveil 12 new multi-space meters in Mid-Town on Tuesday, October 14th. The spaces covered by these meters have not been previously metered. This area is bordered by the following streets:

  • Harris Street (North)
  • Verbeke Street (South)
  • James Street (East)
  • Susquehanna Street (West)

A map of the affected area can be found online at

All meters located in the Mid-Town District, including those in the area defined above, are priced at $1.50 per hour. The first 15 minutes of parking at these newly metered spaces will be free. As is the case throughout Harrisburg, parkers are required to enter their vehicle’s license plate into the nearest multi-space meter.

There will be an option to select only 15 minutes of free parking for those who need to use the space for immediate in-and-out needs. Individuals needing and purchasing more time can do so by inserting quarters, their Park Harrisburg Smart Card, or a Credit/Debit card. For example, individuals needing two hours will effectively pay for 1 Hour and 45 minutes. The first 15 minutes are free. Only newly metered spaces in the defined area offer free 15 minute parking. Metered spaces outside of the specific designated area will not offer the first 15 minutes free. Parking in these newly metered spaces in the area designated (above) is not transferable. To use the new meters, please hit any button and follow the prompts on the screen. A video tutorial is also available online at

Park Harrisburg Smart Card—The Smart Card is the most convenient way to pay for parking in Harrisburg. Simply load a Smart Card with your chosen dollar amount and use it to pay for On-Street parking anywhere in Harrisburg. Smart Card holders can add funds or check the balance at any Park Harrisburg parking meter.

How To Use the Smart Card:

  • Enter license plate number into the multi-space parking meter.
  • Select desired duration of stay.
  • When prompted, insert the Smart Card with the gold chip facing up.
  • Take receipt.

To enroll for a Smart Card, please fill out an application at the Park Harrisburg office located at 223 Walnut Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101. Park Harrisburg will waive the $5 activation fee to patrons who load $20 or more on their new cards until December 31.

Complete information on these new initiatives and promotional offer, as well as information on other Park Harrisburg facilities, can be found at, or call (717) 234-2274 Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.