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parking tips

For all locations:  DO NOT leave anything valuable in your car!!!

For downtown venues (Freight, Civic Center Park, Berkeley Public Library):  Metered street parking until 6pm (enforced right up to 6pm).  

The Center Street garage (entrance on Addison Street) is the closest parking garage to the Freight, but other downtown garages may have cheaper rates. If you are attending a Sunday morning workshop, be aware that the Center Street Garage opens at 12pm on Sundays. Click HERE for a map of other downtown Berkeley parking lots. You can also find free on-street parking (2 hour limit Monday-Friday until 6pm) in residential areas below Martin Luther King and north of University.

Also please note that the block on which the Freight is located is ONE-WAY.  You must enter from east (Shattuck) side.

For additional downtown parking and transit information, see:

Driving Directions and Parking Info at

Also note that current construction on Gilman Street may result in detours or freeway exit closures; you may be directed to use the University Ave or Albany exits.  Check the Caltrans website for construction alerts.



NOTE:  This info may be outdated!  It may be cheaper to rent via VRBO or Airbnb. 

Need a place to stay?

Aiden by Best Western @ Berkeley (opened very recently)

1499 University Avenue, Berkeley, California 94702  (510) 898-2650

Holiday Inn Express

1175 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702  (510) 548-1700

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