The 24 Worst Places to Park Your Car In Cincinnati

Parking in Cincinnati sucks in general, but some places are definitely worse than others. Some may not be bad all the time (like, parking at the Banks isn't too bad during the week), but some are terrible all the time (like trying to parallel park in Mt. Adams, for example). While dealing with a shitty parking situation in Cincinnati isn't entirely avoidable, it's a good idea to add some extra time (and a dash of patience) to your commute if you're hoping to park in one of these spots in the Queen City and not be late for your dinner date. 
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The Banks During A Sporting Event
If you plan to go down to the Banks, it's always helpful to check the schedules for the Bengals and Reds ahead of time.
Photo: Ron Valle

The Banks During A Sporting Event

If you plan to go down to the Banks, it's always helpful to check the schedules for the Bengals and Reds ahead of time.
Findlay Market On A Weekend Morning
A stop at the historic Findlay Market makes for the perfect Cincinnati Saturday morning, but with limited parking in the area, it can be a fight just to get to the market.
Photo: Maggy McDonel

Findlay Market On A Weekend Morning

A stop at the historic Findlay Market makes for the perfect Cincinnati Saturday morning, but with limited parking in the area, it can be a fight just to get to the market.
Over-the-Rhine During a Busy Weekend
Over-the-Rhine has some of the best and most popular bars and restaurants in the city, so unsurprisingly, it is not the easiest task to find a place to park on a busy weekend.

Over-the-Rhine During a Busy Weekend

Over-the-Rhine has some of the best and most popular bars and restaurants in the city, so unsurprisingly, it is not the easiest task to find a place to park on a busy weekend.
The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
The zoo, unfortunately, does not have a ton of parking, and, to make matters worse, the parking lots are steadily being encroached on by the zoo's expansion. At least the animals are getting more space?
Photo: Stephanie Scarbrough

The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

The zoo, unfortunately, does not have a ton of parking, and, to make matters worse, the parking lots are steadily being encroached on by the zoo's expansion. At least the animals are getting more space?
In Front of The Mockbee
Everyone hates this awkward and terrifying parking lane — it feels like a gamble just to leave your car on Central Parkway.
Photo: Google Maps

In Front of The Mockbee

Everyone hates this awkward and terrifying parking lane — it feels like a gamble just to leave your car on Central Parkway.
Second and Third Streets During Oktoberfest Zinzinnati
Good luck trying to find a parking spot downtown during this massive celebration.
Photo: Provided by Oktoberfest

Second and Third Streets During Oktoberfest Zinzinnati

Good luck trying to find a parking spot downtown during this massive celebration.
Trader Joe's in Kenwood
Ah yes, a Trader Joe's sharing a parking lot with a David's Bridal, that makes total sense.
Photo: Google Maps

Trader Joe's in Kenwood

Ah yes, a Trader Joe's sharing a parking lot with a David's Bridal, that makes total sense.
On The Street in Mt. Adams
While Mt. Adams is full of great bars and restaurants, it's also full of hills, one-way streets and sparse parking.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

On The Street in Mt. Adams

While Mt. Adams is full of great bars and restaurants, it's also full of hills, one-way streets and sparse parking.
Near the CityBeat Office
If you know you know.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

Near the CityBeat Office

If you know you know.
The Whole Foods in Rookwood Commons
Who decided it would be a good idea to put a Whole Foods in the middle of a busy shopping plaza??
Photo: Google Maps

The Whole Foods in Rookwood Commons

Who decided it would be a good idea to put a Whole Foods in the middle of a busy shopping plaza??