Parking - City of Galena


Parking Regulations

Parking regulations in Galena vary depending on the location, day, and time of the day. Motorists are urged to carefully read regulatory signs before parking. While there are a substantial number of free parking spaces in the downtown, some spaces are limited to three hours duration. Loading zones for temporary loading and unloading are designated with signs and white painted curbs. No parking zones are designated with signs and red painted curbs.
The City of Galena offers free all-day public parking lot on the east side of the river near the Depot Information Center. The lot is accessible from US Highway 20 via Park Avenue and Bouthillier Street. Pedestrian access is available from the lot over one of two bridges to the downtown. Another free parking lot is located just south of the US Highway 20 bridge on the west side of the river. This lot is accessible by taking S. Bench Street to Gear Street. A third free parking lot is located north of the downtown on Meeker Street. This lot is accessible by taking Main Street to Meeker Street. The lot is locate to the right of the Westwick Foundry near the approach to the pedestrian bridge. 
An all-day public lot operated by the City of Galena is located in the downtown on Commerce Street between Green Street and Washington Street.  Parking in the lot is $10 all day.
All day, free, on-street parking is available on Water Street.  When entering the downtown from US Highway 20, access this parking by taking the first right after you pass through the flood gates. View a map of downtown parking through the link below.    
Should you receive a parking ticket, payment may be made during office hours to the Galena Police Department at 311 North Bench Street or mailed to the City of Galena, 101 Green Street, PO Box 310, Galena, IL 61036.
A Community Service Officer works in the downtown to enhance the safety of motorists and pedestrians, enforce the parking regulations, and provide information about the community. The Community Service Officer  and the other Police Department personnel would be happy to assist you with parking related questions. They may be reached at 815.777.2131, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 


Parking Related Documents

Developing an Efficient and Holistic Parking System Report

Parking Implementation Report

The City of Galena
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Galena, Il 61036
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