Pearl gets rid of most remaining free parking lots

Cost to park is now $3 Monday through Thursday and $10 Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at paid surface lots

A lollipop shaped parking sign in one of the Pearl parking lots (Andrew Wilson, KSAT News)

SAN ANTONIO – Parking your car at the Pearl could cost you more from now on.

The sought-after destination has now made previously free parking lots paid parking sections — and not just the ‘premium’ lots closest to the entrance.

The three areas that had been free parking areas are no longer without charge. The Koehler garage, the East Elmira Street (River West) lot, and a lot at Avenue A and Newell Avenue are now paid parking areas.

The cost to park in paid surface lots is $3 Monday through Thursday, and $10 Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, according to the Pearl website.

The first 30 minutes in all lots are free.

People can still park at the Camden lot free of charge. The Koehler Garage, Newell Lot and River West Lot offer free parking for two hours.

According to the Pearl’s website, parking dollars will go into new and upcoming cultural projects to keep the area a sought-after destination.

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Emily Ramirez is a Digital Producer trainee for KSAT 12. She has written and photographed for several magazines and newspapers, including San Antonio Magazine, Austin Monthly and the San Antonio Current. A proud San Antonio native and graduate of Southwestern University in Georgetown, she is now completing her M.A. at UTSA.