The City of Oakland will offer free parking at meters on Thanksgiving Day, however, parking will not be free on "Black Friday." A number of private lots, including those owned by Douglas Parking, will be closed for Thanksgiving.

For anybody who drives a car, one Thanksgiving holiday perk, aside from the excess of food, is free time all day in a decent parking space. But this reward also has limits that can lead drivers to pay a heavy price. From this Thursday through Saturday, Thanksgiving Day itself is the only time visitors and residents are allowed to park for free in city-designated spots. The following day, also known as “Black Friday,” is not a parking enforcement holiday. Vehicles parked without meter payment will be ticketed.

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