Free Parking in Wakefield

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There is plenty of free parking available in Wakefield so you don’t need to spend lots of money on private car parks.

There is free parking without restrictions in Wakefield, meaning you can explore the popular Yorkshire city without hefty parking charges.

5 places to park for free in Wakefield (2024)

You can park for free in Wakefield on the following streets near to the city centre:

Lawefield Lane
Henry Street
Woodland Road
Oakwood Avenue
Haselden Road

You should always check for any newly installed restriction signs before leaving your car.

What to know about parking free in Wakefield

When parking, please be considerate of others:

  • Ensure you don’t block any driveways
  • Tuck your car as close to the kerb as possible.
  • Don’t double park as you may be parked on a bus route

Free car parks in Wakefield

There is free parking in Wakefield council run car parks on Sundays and after 6pm daily:

Free parking in Wakefield on Sundays

  • Brunswick Street car park – WF14PW
  • Thornhill Street Car Park – WF1 1PG
  • Unity House car park – WF1 1ER

Free parking in Wakefield after 6pm

  • Brunswick Street car park – WF14PW
  • Thornhill Street car park – WF1 1PG
  • Rodney Yard car park – WF1 1L
  • Unity House car park – WF1 1ER
  • Turton Street car park – WF1 4DR
Car ParkAddressSpacesFree ParkingDisabled Spaces
Rodney Yard Car ParkRodney Yard, WF1 1LN16Sundays and free after 6pm daily1
Thornill Street Car ParkThornhill Street, WF1 1PG48Sundays and free after 6pm daily4
Unity House Car ParkRobsons Road, WF1 1ER61Sundays and free after 6pm daily4
Tavora Street Car ParkTavora Street, WF1 3NP13Sundays and free after 6pm daily2
Turton Street Car ParkTurton Street, WF1 4DR33Sundays and free after 6pm daily1
Brunswick Street Car ParkBrunswick Street, WF14PW46Sundays and free after 6pm daily0

Free on-street parking in Wakefield

If you prefer to use on-street parking locations rather than public car parks, you can park for free in Wakefield at the following on street parking locations on Sundays and after 6pm daily:

  • Cross Street
  • Lower Warrengate
  • Providence Street
  • Upper Kirkgate
  • Albion Street
  • Charlotte Street

Free parking at Wakefield Westgate

Wakefield Westgate train station connects Wakefield with the rest of the country, with direct links to London, Leeds, Sheffield, Doncaster and Bradford to name a few.

You can use one of our recommended free parking spots if you’re heading out of Wakefield Westgate:

  • Lawefield Lane
  • Henry Street
  • Woodland Road
  • Oakwood Avenue
  • Haselden Road

Wakefield Free Bus

You can make use of the free bus service Wakefield offers, that runs between some of the key locations in the city, including:

  • Kirkgate Railway Station
  • The Ridings Centre
  • Westgate Railway Station
  • Westgate Retail.

The free buses run every 10-12 minutes and are completely free to use.

Free overnight parking in Wakefield

You can park for free overnight in Wakefield at the following council run car parks close to the city centre:

Car ParkAddressSpacesFree ParkingDisabled Spaces
Rodney Yard Car ParkRodney Yard, WF1 1LN16Free after 6pm1
Thornill Street Car ParkThornhill Street, WF1 1PG48Free after 6pm4
Unity House Car ParkRobsons Road, WF1 1ER61Free after 6pm4
Tavora Street Car ParkTavora Street, WF1 3NP13Free after 6pm2
Turton Street Car ParkTurton Street, WF1 4DR33Free after 6pm1
Brunswick Street Car ParkBrunswick Street, WF14PW46Free after 6pm0

If you’d rather park for free overnight in an on-street parking bay, you can park for free on the following streets in Wakefield between 6pm and 8am:

  • Cross Street
  • Lower Warrengate
  • Providence Street
  • Upper Kirkgate
  • Albion Street
  • Charlotte Street

Coach parking in Wakefield

If you are visiting Wakefield by coach, you will need to know exactly where to park and where you can drop your passengers safely. There are several car parks that offer free coach parking, including:

  • Tadman Street, off Thornes Lane, Thornes
  • Wentworth Street, St Johns (Saturdays and Sundays only)

These car parks are within easy access of Wakefield city centre.

Residential parking in Wakefield

If you are a resident in Wakefield and live in an area where designated parking permits are required, you can apply for a residents parking permit free of charge.

You will need to provide proof of residence as well as forms of identification and a utility bill in order to apply for a residents parking permit.

About Wakefield, West Yorkshire

Wakefield is nicely nestled among picturesque countryside, plenty of parks and popular visitor spots in West Yorkshire.

The city itself is also steeped in history, with Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moor among those who called Wakefield their birthplace.

If you are looking to explore some of the magnificent art that can be found around the city, then Yorkshire Sculpture Park offers that place of solace to enjoy both the sculptures and the vast acres of nature that surrounds.

If you’re looking for some retail therapy or places to eat in the city centre, then Wakefield has something for you. Trinity Walk is the popular shopping centre in Wakefield, with a range of high street shops including Claire’s, Debenhams, H&M, JD Sports, Lush and Next to name a few.

Other towns and cities nearby

If you’re visiting the area for a short trip or just looking for things to do nearby, you can explore these towns and cities that are near to Wakefield:

About the Author

Hi, my name is Amber and I’m here to help find you suitable free parking in towns and cities across the UK.

When I visit new towns and cities, I always take note of where you can (legally) park for free, whether this be on-street parking bays or council run car parks, which offer free parking during certain hours of the day.

Although I take every effort to ensure this information is up to date and correct, if you notice an issue, please get in touch so I can rectify it for everyone.

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Information was last updated on January 13th, 2024