Park free in Sunderland city centre after 3pm from Monday to Friday all year, in City Council car parks.

The City Council and Sunderland BID work together to encourage more people to spend more time in the city centre. Offering people free parking at certain times is a good incentive for more people to:

  • Shop in the city centre (particularly in the early evening)
  • Enjoy its many family-friendly attractions
  • Help support traders making this a more prosperous city for all

There are over 1500 council car parking spaces in the city centre; with nearly 500 spaces at St Mary's multi-storey and more than 650 at Sunniside.

City centre car parks

Parking facilities and services