SFMTA parking meters on blocks within walking distance of AT&T Park operate until 10pm Monday to Saturday and until 6pm on Sundays. These meters are priced between $5 and $7/hour for events. These policies help make more parking spots available in South Beach and Mission Bay and help reduce congestion by discouraging circling for free or cheap parking near the ballpark.
|Hours of operation||Regular rates||Event rates||Time limits|
|Daytime 9am to 6pm*||$0.25-5.00/hour||$5-7/hour||4 hours or no limit|
|Evenings 6pm to 10pm||$0.25/hour|
|Sundays Noon to 6pm||$0.25/hour|
*Note: Port of San Francisco meters on the Embarcadero north of the Channel start at 7am.
Events subject to special pricing include all Giants home games, concerts or events at AT&T Park, or other events that will bring substantial traffic to the neighborhood. South Beach/Mission Bay is currently the only area in San Francisco that features special event pricing. Note: all event dates are subject to change. Always check the meter for current rates.
Demand responsive pricing
The Mission Bay area is one of the SFMTA’s eight SFpark pilot areas. Rates are adjusted based on demand around every six weeks to find the lowest rate that provides one or two open spaces per block. Rate adjustments take into account the high parking demand on event days versus non-event days.
Because the majority of baseball games and other events at AT&T Park take place at night, after the current 6:00pm end-time for SFMTA meters, special event rates cannot effectively manage demand unless they apply later in the evening. The SFMTA chose to meter on event and non-event evenings in the Mission Bay area for consistency, ease of implementation, and to address increases in parking demand as the Mission Bay area rapidly grows.
Because these meters are in an SFpark pilot area, meters have either four-hour time limits or no time limits at all, depending on the location, regardless of evening metering or event pricing. This is consistent with current SFpark time limits. Drivers should be sure to check the meter for time limits.
Avoiding parking tickets
Meters in Special Event Areas charge for parking until later in the evening than meters in other parts of the City. If you do not pay the meter, or you stay for longer than you paid, you may get a ticket, just like you would at any other meter during operating hours. Street signs (shown below) indicate meters on the block are subject to event rates and evening metering. Decals (also below) on the side of each meter indicate the hours of operation.
These policies are the result of several months of meeting with neighbors and business owners in Mission Bay and SoMa. In February and early March, SFMTA representatives again canvassed the neighborhood to spread the word about event pricing and evening metering.
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