Frequently Asked Questions
There is so much to see and do in our hip, historic Downtown. Looking for a product or services? Visit one of our over 190 friendly small businesses. Feeling hungry? Enjoy a beverage, meal or light bite at one of our 26 food and beverage establishments. Click here for our Downtown Food & Beverage Guide. Ready for some fun? Enjoy a wealth of seasonal special events from the iconic Manchester Road Race to monthly Imagine Main Street events and lively summer concerts. If a little relaxation is what you seek step into our beautiful Center Memorial Park, visit the Mary Cheney Library or just take a leisurely stroll down our walkable Main Street, admire our seasonal planters and discover our quaint side streets. We hope you will enjoy discovering all Downtown has to offer.
Follow the color coded Wayfinding Sign System to our 8 Public Parking Lots or you may park in a two hour parking spot along Main Street. Click here for a copy of our Downtown Parking Regulations that include a map showing the locations of the Downtown parking lots.
The two-hour posted parking time limits on Main St. and side streets and the three hour limit in public parking lots is intended to regulate parking in order to provide convenient customer access. The posted 2 hour limits on Main St. apply Mon. – Sat. from 7AM to 5PM. The posted 3 hours limit in the public parking lots applies Mon. thru Fri. from 7AM to 5PM. From time to time customers may exceed the posted time limits. It is not our intent to penalize customers for spending time Downtown. Should a customer, client or patient receive a ticket from a Downtown Constable for exceeding the time limit in a legal space, the Downtown Manchester Parking Committee will request a waiver. The customer may return their ticket to the restaurant, shop or office where they conducted their business. The business owner will submit their ticket for waiver. The ticket must be submitted within 2 weeks of issue. This waiver policy does not apply to the signed 30 Minute Parking Spaces. Anyone with questions may contact the Downtown Special Services District at 860 645-2101 or DMSSD@manchesterct.gov.
Restrooms located in the Mary Cheney Library, 586 Main St., are available to the public during library hours.
You may pick-up a CT Transit bus schedule at Town Hall Customer Service Center, 41 Center, Manchester, CT during regular business hours (Mon. thru Fri. 8AM to 5PM) or visit https://www.cttransit.com/