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Getting Around Downtown

Road improvements, fun events, perception of no parking, unique mix of boutiques, detours, great food options…’tis the season.

When it comes to downtown construction, there can be too much of a good thing. When it comes to downtown parking, there often seems to never be enough. The combination of development, revitalization, repair and construction is really great to see in terms of city-growth. But when the temptations of cool events, great businesses and delicious food are all surrounded by cranes, it can cause a little more stress in people’s lives when trying to determine what to do.

A lot is going on and it impacts parking. However, there is parking downtown. You just need to know where to look and we are here to help.


90 min – 4 hr parking options are available throughout downtown

4th Street Surface Lot
20 4th Street North
Free evenings 5 p.m. – 8 a.m. and weekends

3rd Street Surface Lot
320 Machinery Row North
Free evenings 5 p.m.  – 8 a.m. and weekends

Main Avenue Surface Lot
501 Main Avenue
Free evenings 5 p.m. – 8 a.m. and weekends

All City lots are FREE after 5 p.m. and on all weekends

Broadway N

Coming soon…

Block 9 Parking Ramp
Corner of 5th Street and 3rd Avenue North (Approximately Aug 2019) – 380 spots

Mercantile Parking Ramp
409 Broadway (Approximately in Sept 2020) – 370 spots

Parking facilities continue to be discussed and are vital for Downtown Fargo to accommodate growing numbers of people living and working here. The City is in communication with future developers in creating public/private partnerships to create additional parking that is open to the public. This approach will provide long-term benefits for our growing community.

Visit for more details.

If you don’t want to drive, you have options, too!



You can get almost anywhere in the community using MATBUS. LinkFM is a free bus that goes around downtown Fargo and Moorhead every 12-15 minutes.


With 11 stations and 100 bikes, Great Rides Bike Share is a great way to catch a ride if you don’t own your own bicycle.

Have your own wheels? Bike lockers are available for rent from the City of Fargo at the following locations:

NP Avenue Lot
2nd Avenue South Lot

GTC garage
Find a Fargo-Moorhead bikeways map at


To help find out more about construction in our community, visit

Parking Ramps

The parking ramp arm should not be intimidating. Parking ramps are convenient in the sense that you know there will always be a parking spot available, saving time circling the streets or simply forgetting where you parked.

Roberts Commons Garage
217 Roberts St N

Daily Rate:
0-2 hours: Free
2-4 hours: $3
4-6 hours: $5
All day: $8

Free evenings from 5 p.m. – 8 a.m. and weekends

The Roberts Commons Garage is home to 454 spots and accommodates 200-300 hourly parkers per day. That’s in addition to more than 350 monthly contract parkers. 

Civic Center Ramp
411 2nd Avenue North

Daily Rate:
$1.50 / Hour
$7.50 All-Day

Free evenings 5 p.m. – 3 a.m. and weekends – 250 spots

Island Park
515 1st Avenue South

Free evenings 5 p.m. – 8 a.m. and weekends – 355 spots

Once all the dust settles, the improvements, amenities and changes are worth the wait. The roads need to be taken care of. New parking options continue to be added. How we react to these—albeit pesky—changes is something we have control over. You should feel good about coming to Downtown Fargo to show your support and continue to visit all of the locally owned and operated businesses in the heart of Fargo. We are worth the extra five minutes in traffic or a two block walk.

Written by Melissa Rademacher

President of Downtown Community Partnership, Melissa Rademacher is a Fargo native and graduate of North Dakota State University and Fargo South. She has a passion and history of success in Downtown Fargo and the metro area. She has more than 18 years of people management, budget management as well as event and market planning. Rademacher enjoys working with the businesses, residents and guests who love the Downtown. She believes Fargo has been a case study in how people, when working together in a focused approach can have a transformational and lasting impact on a city.

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