The following press release was issued by Mayor Kimberley Driscoll's Chief Administrative Aide, Jason Silva:
Mayor Kimberley Driscoll is pleased to announce that the City of Salem will be offering free parking for up to 4 hours at a time at all meters in downtown on Saturdays during the holiday season.
Starting this Saturday, Dec. 8, visitors to downtown Salem will be able to park for free for up to 4 hours at a time at any metered parking space in the downtown.
This includes both on-street metered spaces and metered spaces in parking lots. This free parking option on Saturdays will be good through December 25.
“Salem has many wonderful locally owned stores and restaurants,” said Mayor Driscoll. “Our small businesses provide so much support to the community and it’s important to support them, especially during the holidays.”
This free parking option is a new incentive this year to encourage more shoppers to spend their holiday dollars locally in Salem.
“I hope free parking encourages more shoppers to consider Downtown Salem for their holiday shopping,” added Mayor Driscoll. “Our diverse stores and restaurants have something for everyone on your list.”