Nationals Park opened in Washington D.C.’s southwest quadrant in 2008 after much anticipation and immediately transformed the neighborhood. While many fans choose to take the Metro to the nearby Navy Yard station, others opt to drive and find a place to park for games and concerts held at the stadium.
Fans looking for Nationals Park parking can opt for a spot at one of the eight official lots surrounding the stadium, or look for a better deal at an off-site facility. Our guide to Nationals Park parking will help you make an informed parking decision so you get inside the stadium with a few extra dollars in your pocket and a smile on your face!
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Use a service like SpotHero to find and pay for your parking spot in advance
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Public Lots & Garages Near Nationals Park
|Lot Name||Price Range||Reservations?||Distance to Gate||Walking Time|
|1620 S Capitol St SE||$20||Book Now!||0.1 mi||2 Mins|
|1015 Half St SE||$20||Book Now!||0.2 mi||4 Mins|
|545 S Capitol St SE||$15||Book Now!||0.6 mi||12 Mins|
|820 Half St – Capitol Skyline Hotel||$20||Book Now!||0.5 mi||9 Mins|
|Dock 79 Garage||$40||Book Now!||0.1 mi||2 Mins|
|1323 S Capitol St SW – Self Park/Valet Lot||$40||Book Now!||0.1 mi||3 mins|
|The Yards – Tailgating Allowed!||$45||Book Now!||0.0 mi||1 Mins|
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The Washington Nationals have 8 official parking lots that are made available to both season ticket holders and the general public. Guaranteed spaces are available if you purchase your parking in advance. Print your purchased passes at home and have your space reserved!
Nationals Lots B and C will open 3 hours prior to the start of each game. The remaining Nationals parking lots and garages will be open 2.5 hours prior to the start of each game. All Nationals parking lots and garages will close one (1) hour after the conclusion of each home game.
Washington Nationals Parking Rates
The rates listed below are for single regular season games. The lower price is for regular games. The higher price is for Prime and Marquee games. Check the Nats schedule for a list of game tiers.
|Lot Name||Rate||Distance to Gate||Walking Time||GPS||Entrance||Entry/Lot Image|
|Lot B||$47 – $49||.1 Mi||2 Mins||Go!||Center Field, Left Field|
|Lot C||$47 – $49||.1 Mi||2 Mins||Go!||Center Field, Right Field|
|Lot H||$42 – $44||.2 Mi||3 Mins||Go!||Center Field|
|Lot L||$42 – $44||.3 Mi||6 Mins||Go!||Center Field|
|Lot K||$42 – $44||.3 Mi||6 Mins||Go!||Center Field|
|Lot T||$30 – $33||.5 Mi||10 Mins||Go!||Center Field|
|Lot U||$30 – $33||.5 Mi||10 Mins||Go!||Center Field|
|Lot W (Car)||$20 – $25||.8 Mi||15 Mins||Go!||Center Field, Right Field|
|Lot W (Bus, Limo, Oversize)||$75 – $100||.8 Mi||15 Mins||Go!||Center Field, Right Field|
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Park Farther Away to Save Money: Official Nationals parking costs $20-$49. On average, you’ll pay $38 if you park in one of the official lots. You can save more than 50% on parking if you park farther away in a lot. Here are the best deals.
- 1620 S Capitol St SE: This lot is only $21 on SpotHero and is across the street from the stadium. It’s open two hours before and after games. There is only one entrance/exit, so there may be 20+ minute delays getting in and out. But you can save a lot of money compared to the official lots. Click here and find the $21 pin just south of the stadium.
- 1201 M St SE: This lot is only $9, but is a 25-minute walk to the stadium. Click here and find the $9 pin just East of the highway.
- 350 G St SW: This garage is $12 and a 15-20 minute walk. It’s best for weekend games because it closes at 6:30pm weeknights. Click here, and look for the $12 pin Northwest of the stadium for weekend games.
Pre-Pay and Reserve Online: You can buy parking on the Nationals website. We also recommend using SpotHero to reserve parking before heading to the Nats game. It’ll help avoid the congestion caused by paying onsite.
Tips From a Nats Fan: “There’s a very small paid lot near the intersection of 7th and M for $15 (20 minute walk), continue down M street near 6 and M there is another cash/credit lot around $20 (15 minutes walk). The official lots are closer and more expensive and require an advance ticket- check stub hub. I have also used Spothero without a problem. Last night I parked at 1201 M St SE for 9 bucks using Spothero (25 minute walk). Driving is MUCH easier than taking metro on weeknights (I do both).” –Vogon_Poet on the Nats subreddit
Where is the best place to park? If you can walk, the best place to park is farther away. You will face less crowds and make a faster getaway. It can sometimes take up to 30 minutes to exit a congested baseball lot near the Nationals Park. Instead walk 20 minutes to your car and make an easier getaway.
Is there street parking? Yes, but the residential neighborhood around Nats Park has taken measures in recent years to limit street parking for events. Unlike almost everywhere else in the city, street parking is not free on weekend game days. Here’s a street parking map with more info. The majority of street parking is metered.
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- Tailgating is not allowed in Nationals parking lots and garages.
- To get a similar experience, head to The Bullpen (1201 Half St. SE). It’s open 2 hours before every home game and was voted the best outdoor venue by the Washington City Paper!
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Accessible parking spaces are available in all lots designated for season ticket holders. Season ticket holders requiring accessible parking spaces should call 202.675.6287.
For non-season ticket holders, the Nationals have reserved a limited number of accessible parking spaces in Garages B and C. These spaces may only be purchased online. Make sure to select Lot B or Lot C.
Fans must present a state or District of Columbia issued disabled parking placard/license plate, as well as the parking pass for assigned lots or garages, to access the spaces in Garages B and C. Guests requiring accessible parking are encouraged to arrive at least an hour or more prior to game time to have an opportunity to access these spaces. They are first-come, first serve.
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Metro > The Navy Yard Metro station is just a 15-minute walk from the Ballpark. Plus, Metro has over 57,000 parking spaces at their Park and Ride lots. Parking is free on weekends and Federal Holidays.
Metro Bus / DC Circulator > The DC Circulator offers extended service to Nationals home games.
Bike > There are over 250 bike racks at Nationals Field, and a free bike valet by Garage C.
Baseball Boat > The Potomac River Boat Company operates a fun shuttle to and from the stadium on their Baseball Boat for just $25 roundtrip. There are three pickup locations along the Potomac River. Skip past traffic, take the Baseball Boat!
Additional Options > While the Water Taxi is out of service, there are still plenty of other cool ways to use Public Transportation to get to Nationals Park!
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Click “Directions” in the top left of the map for the quickest route to Nationals Park.
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Official Nationals Parking Page > The official parking page for Nationals Park provides much of the same information we have here!
Nationals Park Yelp Page > Get tips and hints from other fans! There is some good parking information in the user reviews.
Nationals Park A – Z Guide > The official everything-you-can-think-of guide for all your Nationals Park questions! Straight from MLB.com!
Parkopedia Nationals Park > The encyclopedia for all things parking – check out Parkopedia’s map for Nationals Park.
SpotHero > Compare parking options near Nationals Park and reserve a parking spot ahead of time! Save money by finding the best deals.
Stadium Journey > A great resource for some useful info about Nationals Park. You can check out reviews about food, parking, surrounding areas, and stadium features!
Reddit.com /Nationals Subreddit > This link is preset to search for “parking” in the posts. Below are threads with detailed answers and tips about parking near Nationals Park.
- Orioles fan coming in peace! Anyone have parking tips?
- Parking at the stadium in the morning?
- Is the parking lot under the highway still open?
- Your 2015 Nats Park Neighborhood Rundown (Good, Bad and Ugly) – Obivously from 2015, so take this with a grain of salt. Includes good tips and a hilarious parking map. “Red lines mean no street parking; red words mean loss of lot; blue means you need a permit and green means lot still open.”