Find the Bee, Park for Free

In an effort to encourage community members to continue supporting their favorite downtown East Lansing businesses during the Center City District construction, the East Lansing Parking Division hosts Find the Bee, Park for Free days twice a week! 

On random days each week, free parking meter bags sporting the #ELBUZZ bee mascot are placed on various parking meters throughout the downtown. If a downtown visitor finds one that is unclaimed, they can park for free!* A notification is posted each week on the City of East Lansing's Facebook and Twitter pages when the bags are out and ready to be found. Thank you for continuing to support local businesses during the downtown construction!   

Community members can find the latest updates on the Center City District project at

*Please note that during Find the Bee, Park for Free days, on-street parking is still not permitted from 2-6 a.m. Vehicles parked on streets during this time frame may receive a ticket.