How do my customers find parking options? Through a simple Google search about "Parking in Dahlonega", customers can quickly find parking information via the DDA page and the Chamber page. Your more tech savvy customers are encouraged to download the Downtown App. The mapping resources in these tools help customers navigate directly to parking options as they approach town. These tools will help your customers choose the parking space that best fits their needs. If your customers prefer a more traditional approach to finding parking, the DDA has parking brochures available for distribution. Just give us a shout and we will deliver you some!
When are the 3-hour parking spaces enforced? To accommodate weekend customers as well as overnight guests there is no 3-hour parking enforced on weekends. The online parking map is a great tool to see the 3-hour parking spaces and unlimited parking space options for customers needing additional time.
Where should merchants and employees park? In order to reserve the most prime parking spaces for customers, we ask merchants and employees park as far away from the Public Square as you are able to. This is particular important during peak business hours of 11 AM – 5 PM. A great option is the old elementary school site on North Park Street, which is just a 5 minute walk from the heart of downtown. Each space your vehicle does not occupy becomes available for use by customers who are in town to spend money! Thank you for helping us change our parking patterns and choosing to park where it makes the most "CENTS"!
What about better connectivity and signage? The DDA is analyzing the pedestrian and vehicular experience. We will use this information to make recommendations about how to improve signage, sidewalk connectivity and lighting in order for everyone to have a more enjoyable experience walking around town!
Need to follow up with us? DDA staff contact information available HERE.