Free Parking Spaces in New East Village Ramp Through Holiday Season

DES MOINES, IOWA — Wednesday, November 20 — The City of Des Moines is celebrating the giving season with the gift of 133 free parking spots in the East Village through the end of the year. The lower level of the newly built parking ramp at E. 4th and Des Moines streets will be free and open to the public beginning this Friday, Nov. 22.Map of East Village Parking Ramp at E.4th and Des Moines streets.

The free parking on the ramp’s lower level becomes available just in time for the 18th Annual Holiday Promenade in the Historic East Village taking place this weekend and Small Business Saturday on Nov. 30. The lower level can be accessed using the entrance along E. 4th Street.

“We’re very excited to open up these free parking spaces during the holiday season and increase access to our East Village shops, restaurants and amenities,” said City Engineer Steve Naber. “The holidays are a wonderful time to showcase our City and we hope everyone can experience what the Historic East Village has to offer.”

The lower level will be closed starting Jan. 1 for the installation of parking revenue equipment. The ramp will reopen for public parking at standard parking garage rates upon completion of the installation. Find more downtown parking options at

Al Setka
Communications Manager, City Manager’s Office
(515) 283-4057

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