You can walk, bicycle, take public transportation, ride the Brookline Elderbus, or take a taxi, Uber, or Lyft to reach the commercial districts from most areas of Brookline. If you must drive your own car, public parking is available at parking meters located on-street and in a limited number of off-street parking lots.
Parking meters are located on-street and off-street in the vicinity of the following commercial areas:
Meter rates and hours of operation vary by location. The hours of operation and rate is posted on both the single space and multi-space meters. Parking at meters is free on Sundays and all major holidays.
To minimize your chances of being ticketed for a meter violation, you should park in a parking space with an appropriate time limit for your anticipated length of stay:
The DPW Transportation Division works with the DPW Highway Division and Police Traffic Division to maintain and repair all town parking meters. If you should notice a parking meter that has been vandalized or is currently malfunctioning, please report the problem during a week day to the Brookline Police Department, Traffic Division, at 617-730-2230. During the weekend, please report to the DPW Highway Division at 617-879-4900. When reporting a meter problem, please provide the meter location and identification number.