Modern Parking Solutions Coming to Downtown Lebanon

Parking in Downtown Lebanon will be undergoing noticeable improvements in 2023. All of the City’s aging parking meters will be replaced with new parking technology, providing motorists with additional payment methods and mobile app payment capabilities.

The City’s 168 parking spaces will be upgraded with new solar-powered single space parking meters, replacing the original parking meters that have reached their end of life. The new meters will take various payment methods that include coin, debit and credit card.

The City is also excited to announce the release of the Flowbird mobile payment app.

The Flowbird app allows patrons to pay for parking from their mobile devices, receive text notifications when time is about to expire and extend their time without having to visit a parking meter. Designed as a true mobility app, the Flowbird app features a map-based user interface, integrated with Waze and other navigation systems to guide users to their preferred parking location. The app can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play Store.

Patrons to Lebanon’s downtown shops and restaurants will not need to leave a business while shopping or dining to “feed the meter.” Instead, they can opt to receive reminders on their phones when their parking session is about to expire and repay from their current location. This will enable patrons to continue shopping and/or dining.

The City anticipates that the upgraded parking system will have a very positive impact on the downtown area, its businesses and patrons. The upgrade is part of the City’s goal to enhance the visitor/customer service experience with a modernized solution while providing more payment options. Payment will continue to be required for metered parking, and is enforced from 8 am to 6 pm EST, Monday through Saturday.

Weather permitting, the new meters are estimated to be installed by June 5, 2023 and ready to use by June 9, 2023. The Flowbird mobile payment app will be available to patrons by June 9, 2023.  

Questions? Contact Darren Owens, Public Works Director, at 513-228-3701 or