The Fayetteville City Council voted at their regular meeting on May 13 to reduce event parking in downtown from $10 to $5. The parking fee is charged during the Fayetteville Dogwood Festival, International Folk Festival, Fayetteville Woodpeckers games and other downtown events.

The City Council made the decision after hearing concerns from business owners and employees about the $10 fee representing too much of a financial burden for them and their customers.

“At Council’s direction, all City-owned lots and the Franklin Street Parking Deck will now charge only $5 for parking during events,” Deputy City Manager Kristoff Bauer said. “All of the rules we have previously established for these lots still apply. We continue to encourage residents and visitors to come to downtown Fayetteville to enjoy what it has to offer.”

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