Polar Park Parking Rates & Tips

Last Updated on October 30, 2021 by Snezana Grcak

Opened in May 2021, Polar Park is a new ballpark and home to the Worcester Red Sox, a Boston Red Sox affiliate. It has a seating capacity of over 9,500 and more than 7,300 private and public parking spots in proximity. Searching for the most convenient parking for Polar Park games can be stressful, but not when you have Parking Access on your side! Discover all WooSox parking options in the area, event parking rates, prices on non-game days, and transportation alternatives. Use our guidelines and tips to find a safe and budget-friendly Polar Park parking service in no time!

Polar Park Parking Options

Over a dozen car parking structures are placed within a 5-minute walk of the venue, and there are almost as many lots about 10 minutes away. For a ballpark of this size, having a few thousand spots in the area is more than enough. The City of Worcester and WooSox suggest using one of the several parking garages that allow pre-booking and save a lot of your time! See the Polar Park parking map and then check out the list below to find the top five garage parking options in the area.

Polar Park Parking Map

Preferred Parking 

The most convenient way to get safe and low-cost WooSox parking is by reserving a spot in any listed Polar Park parking garage. Other parking lots have similar rates and are great alternatives, but their rates haven’t been officially displayed. Here are the top options recommended by Polar Park—the rates start at $5, and all of them allow pre-booking:

Parking Facility Event Parking Rate Address Walking Distance
Federal Plaza Garage $5 570 Main Street 7 minutes
Pearl & Elm Garage $5 20 Pearl Street 12 minutes
Worcester Common Underground Garage $10 3 Eaton Place 9 minutes
Union Station Garage $15 225 Franklin Street 8 minutes
McGrath Library Lot $15 40 Salem Street 5 minutes

You could look into sites like ParkWhiz or SpotHero to book a spot in a nearby short-term parking area. Note that they usually charge a low booking fee and don’t cover all the city lots.

Accessible Parking at Polar Park

Handicapped parking spaces are available along Green Island Boulevard near the baseball park. Starting three hours before the start of the game, only vehicles with disabled parking permits or license plates will be able to park on the street. A visitor with such a permit can also park in a metered parking spot at no cost and without penalties. This way, any physically impaired guest will get free parking near Polar Park! Note that parking is obtainable on a first-come, first-served basis.

Useful Parking Tips

To make your game-day experience smooth and stress-free, we offer a few hot tips! Check them out and use them to save your time and money:

  • Try to avoid driving through Kelley Square before events or arrive early if you have to take that route
  • Don’t hesitate to use any private parking lot, but check the posted rates before entry
  • If passing through the Canal District, be sure to stop for a drink or dinner
  • Pre-booking a spot will save your time and possibly money and allow contactless entry
  • If coming off of I-290, Worcester Common Garage and Union Station Garage are the easiest garages to locate
Union Station Garage Parking Entrance

Non-Game Day Parking Near Polar Park

Finding a suitable spot on non-event days is much easier and more affordable. The city has been installing new parking meters, and—in addition to downtown parking lots and garages—you can park your car on a street. The time limit between 8 AM and 8 PM is two hours, and the hourly parking prices are as follows:

Duration On-Street Parking Cost
30 minutes $0.50
1 hour $1.00
1 hour 30 minutes $1.50
2 hours $2.00

You may use the Passport Parking app to pay or extend parking easily. Off-street garages have higher rates during the day but lower after 5 PM. Federal Plaza Garage, Pearl-Elm Street Garage, and Union Station Garage have an evening rate of only $1 on non-game days between 5 PM and 3 AM. To find a budget-friendly Worcester monthly parking space, look into off-street lots.

Transportation to the Park

Public transit is your go-to choice if you want to lower the costs and avoid the frustrating search for a convenient spot. Taking a train is the best way to avoid busy traffic, and the MBTA Framingham/Worcester line runs from Boston to Worcester. It stops at the downtown Union Station, which is an 8-minute stroll away from the ballpark. Check out the MBTA timetable and use the Trip Planner to calculate the fare for your journey. On weekends, use the Commuter Rail for $10—the weekend tickets let you travel across all zones and on all lines. Alternatively, hop on a WRTA bus that also stops at Union Station and has the standard cash fare of only $1.75.

Grab a Drink or Bite in a Nearby Bar

To have an exciting day full of fun activities, stop at a nearby bar or pub to grab a bite or beer with your friends! You and your fellow baseball fans have a lot of dining options, and we selected the best places within short walking distance of Polar Park. According to customer reviews, the following properties offer refreshing drinks and delicious food and are ideal for pre-game activities:

  1. Beer Garden Worcester
  2. The Hangover Pub
  3. The Banner Bar & Grille
  4. The White Eagle
  5. The Compass Tavern

Find Cheap Parking in Other Cities in Massachusetts 

Parking Access offers in-depth guides and up-to-date parking information for the most popular locations in the country! In addition to Polar Park parking, we cover other popular venues in the state and the nearby City of Boston, including:

Boston visitors and residents can also look into the city’s attractions and easily find a low-cost spot:

Do you plan to travel soon? Have you considered where you’re going to park your car at the airport? Our helpful guide to Boston Airport Parking has everything you need: on-airport parking rates and availability, handicap parking information, and all the off-site parking operators with shuttles to and from the terminals.

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