Parking

  • For daily parking, SmarTrip® cards are the primary form of payment accepted. Additionally, some stations accept credit cards. See individual station parking pages for payment information.
  • Meters at short-term parking spaces accept only quarters and $1 coins.
  • Parking is free at Metro-operated lots on Sundays and federal holidays, except during special events. Most weekends, it's easy to find a space at Metro parking lots.
  • Fares are collected upon exit during the following hours:
    Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
    Friday 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
    Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.

Current Parking Availability

Parking availability status is based on the real-time entry and exit at Metro lots or garages. It does not reflect where the cars park (spaces for reserved, paid, accessible, etc.). The status feature provides customers with an estimate of available spaces, not an exact count.

  • Available
    - Ample parking spaces are available.
  • Limited
    - A limited number of parking spaces are available.
  • Full
    - The lot/garage is full. No parking spaces are available.
  • Parking availability does not include any reserved parking spaces released after 10 am.
  • Parking availability is included on Metro-operated parking lots and garages only.

Shady Grove

All day spaces: 5,745
Cost/day: M-F $5.20 Sat $2.00
Payment: SmarTrip® cards and credit cards
Short-term metered spaces: 76  (Parking available 8:30 am - 3:30 pm and 7 pm - 2 am)
Additional spaces and costs: None

Current Parking Availability:

  • Available
    North Lots/Garages
  • Available
    South Lots/Garages
  • Available
    West Lot
Reserved parking location: East side of Frederick Rd. (Rt. 355) near Redland Ave.
Reserved rate: $45.00