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Visiting Downtown Ferndale

Parking Lots

W. Breckenridge lots 1 & 2 (see on map – west of Woodward, north of Withington and south of W Breckenridge)

  • Available 24/7; 125 spaces; regular City of Ferndale parking rates apply

 Ferndale First United Methodist Lot (on Leroy Ave west of Woodward behind Dunkin’ Donuts, north of the church at 22331 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220) 

  • Available Thursday & Friday 4 p.m.-midnight; Saturday 10 a.m.-midnight; 67 spaces; Free parking

 Gerry Kulick Community Center (1201 Levernois St, Ferndale, MI 48220)

  • Available 24/7; 78 spaces; Free parking

City Hall Lot 11 (between the Ferndale Area District Library and City Hall) 

  • Available 24/7; 96 spaces; regular City of Ferndale parking rates apply

Park in one of the 11 public lots in and around downtown Ferndale. At the furthest, these lots are two blocks and a 5-minute walk from 9 Mile and Woodward.

Downtown Valet

Heading to Ferndale for a weekend evening? Don't give parking a second thought—you'll find fast, easy, and FREE valet parking Thursday through Saturday between 5-10 p.m. courtesy of the City of Ferndale and the Downtown Development Authority.

The Star Trax valet stand will be located in the business alley between 9 Mile businesses and the Withington Parking Lot. Use Planavon St. to access the business alley—it's now open to two-way traffic. Drop off your vehicle at the stand, located behind Dye Salon and Liberty Tax, then stroll up the pedestrian walkway to access downtown shops, restaurants, and events.

  • Location: In the Withington Lot by the pedestrian alley that cuts through to W Nine Mile Rd (see map insert – click on the insert to enlarge)

  • Hours of Operation: Thursday-Saturday from 5-10 p.m.

  • Cost: Free

Ride Sharing

Ride sharing is encouraged to get to downtown Ferndale.  Convenient drop-off and pick-up locations are able to be viewed on this map

Non-Motorized Transportation

During the construction of The dot and beyond, we’re making it easier to bike and walk to downtown Ferndale. There are numerous bicycle racks for safe storage around downtown and additional temporary bicycle parking areas will be provided during special events. Our sidewalks are accommodating and ADA accessible for pedestrian use and we will be incorporating some fun games and signage throughout construction to keep things interesting.


Downtown Ferndale is a SMART bus thoroughfare and features several stops along Woodward Ave and Nine Mile Rd.  We encourage you to visit the SMART website to find a transportation schedule and option that works for you.