Public Parking in Commercial Areas

Modes of Transportation

Brookline prides itself on our multi-model transportation network that allows you to reach commercial areas via walking, biking, scooting, public transportation, the Brookline Elderbus, taxi, Uber, or Lyft from most residential areas of Brookline. If you must drive your own car, public parking is available at parking meters located on-street and in a limited number of off-street parking lots.

Meter Locations

Parking meters are located on-street and off-street in the vicinity of the following commercial areas:

  • Brookline Village
  • Chestnut Hill
  • Coolidge Corner
  • JFK Crossing
  • Washington Square
  • St. Mary’s / Lower Beacon Street

Meter Rates & Hours of Operation

Meter rates and hours of operation vary by location. The hours of operation and rate is posted on both the single space and multi-space meters. Parking at meters is free on Sundays and all major holidays.

To minimize your chances of being ticketed for a meter violation, you should park in a parking space with an appropriate time limit for your anticipated length of stay:

  • 2-hour meters are identified by a yellow band on the meter post
  • 3-hour meters are identified by a red band on the meter post
  • 13-hour meters are identified by a purple band on the meter post
  • Parking Lots have signage as you enter notifying you of the meter time limit

Reporting Meter Problems

The DPW Transportation Division works with the DPW Highway Division and Police Traffic Division to maintain and repair all town parking meters. If you should notice a parking meter that has been vandalized or is currently malfunctioning, please report the problem during a week day to the Brookline Police Department, Traffic Division, at 617-730-2230. During the weekend, please report to the DPW Highway Division at 617-879-4900. When reporting a meter problem, please provide the meter location and identification number.