Map & Parking Information

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Most of downtown’s on-street parking is 2-hours and FREE!

2-hour parking is Monday through Friday 8 am – 4 pm. If you want to spend all day in our lovely downtown park in one of our FREE ALL-DAY parking lots conveniently located within 1-2 blocks of our shopping and dining. Look for signs to take you to the Red Bear, Gold Bear or Black Bear lots. 2-hour on-street parking is enforced Monday through Friday, but you can park either on our downtown streets or our conveniently located lots ALL DAY on Saturday and Sunday.

  • Red Bear Parking Lot – at the South end of Craven Street near South Front Street
  • Gold Bear Parking Lot – at the Farmer’s Market near South Front and Hancock Streets (limited hours on Saturdays)
  • Black Bear Parking Lot – at the corner of New and Hancock Street
  • Brown Bear Parking Lot – located near Pollock and Fleet Streets
  • Paid Parking Lot – at the corner of Craven and Pollock Street *Paid Parking $1/hour or $8/day*

    Click here to see a detailed parking map for more information

    With so much to see and do in New Bern you’ll definitely want get out, look around, visit our museums, do some shopping, and enjoy our restaurants.

    Planning to stay a while?  The City also offers leased parking.  Contact the City of New Bern Business Office at (252) 639-2750 to apply.

    EV Charging Stations Available

    • DC Fast Charging available
    • 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 
    • Accepts all car manufacturers
    • Tesla drivers need to provide an adapter
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