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Off-Street Parking Program in Malden

The Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA) administers the off-street parking program in the downtown area and manages a lot in Maplewood Square.  The MRA created the parking program in the 1980s as a catalyst for economic development.  Under the leadership of Executive Director, Deborah Burke, the MRA continues to work with its parking management consultant on a multi-faceted plan to achieve cost efficiencies, improve customer service and invest in a capital improvements plan.  The program, managed by SP+ Parking, has more than 2,000 spaces which serve monthly and short-term parkers on a daily basis.  In addition to selling monthly and daily parking, the SP+ Parking office sells validation coupon books to Malden businesses interested in subsidizing customer parking in and around the downtown area.

The SP+ Parking office is located at 54 Dartmouth Street, Malden. For additional information, contact SP+ Parking at 781-324-2090 or email the Senior Facility Manager Jason Dusata at

Parking Program Locations/Rates

On-street parking and resident permit parking are managed by the City of Malden Parking Department.

"Smart Meters" Coming to Main Street Parking Lot

The Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA) is installing two pay stations (“smart meters”) in the Main Street Parking lot next to Citizens Bank at 399 Main Street. The installation is scheduled for Tuesday, January 28.  Once installed, parkers can use cash, credit or debit cards at the two stations to pay for parking in the 45 space lot.  Informational signage advertising the upcoming “smart meter” installation has been placed on all existing single space meters in the parking lot. The rates will remain at $.25 cents per quarter hour or $1.00 per hour.  The parking lot is owned by the MRA and managed by its parking consultant SP + Parking.  For more information, persons may call SP + Parking at 781-324-2090.

CBD Garage - A Good Option for Saturdays

Beginning Saturday, February 23, 2019, persons who come to Malden Center can park all day for $3.00 at the CBD Garage, 170 Centre Street. This is a good option for those who plan to stay and take advantage of the many retail and dining options in Malden Center.  The CBD Garage is within walking distance to those amenities.  Validation stamps and coupons will no longer be accepted on Saturdays.