Wesley Downtown

Wesley Downtown is located in the heart of downtown Washington, DC on the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and 9th Street (NW). This educational center is just steps from the the Convention Center, and blocks from the National Mall, the Smithsonian, the Verizon Center, and Chinatown is easily accessible by metro via the Metro Center, Mt. Vernon Square/Convention Center, and Gallery Place/Chinatown metro stations. For more information, you can visit the site of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority website. Limited parking may be found along Massachusetts Avenue and K Streets. Depending on the event, parking may also be available beneath Wesley Downtown in the LAZ Parking Garage off 10th Street. Please note that parking is free for all people attending worship at Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church.

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The closest metro stations are Mt. Vernon Square-Convention Center (yellow/green lines) and Gallery Place-Chinatown (red line).  Enter the building from the Massachusetts Ave. Entrance.

Parking Garages:

The parking garage for the Mt. Vernon UMC and adjoining office building can be accessed on the block of 10th Street between Mass Avenue and K Street. There is a parking rate of $11 per hour or $19 for the entire day. Therefore parking there for a class would be $16.  Wesley is unable to secure “free” spaces during the day at this garage.

Metered Parking:
Metered parking is available in limited quantity around the immediate vicinity with most meters having a one-hour or two-hour limit. Each quarter buys about  7 minutes.
Two-hour zoned parking (free) is available on some neighborhood side streets.
Two-hour parking is also available behind MVS on K Street, at a rate of $4 per 2 hours parked.  These meters accept debit/credit cards.
Be careful about reading signs for street parking during the daytime.  Parking on Mass. Ave is not allowed from 7:00 a.m to 6:30 p.m on weekdays.  The rush hour street parking restrictions on other streets are from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Therefore some of the metered and zoned parking spaces are off-limits during that time.  
After 6:30 p.m, most spaces do not require money (except K street).  Read the signs where you park carefully to avoid a ticket.

Asbury UMC:
Students in the evening section at Asbury may park in the Asbury garage free of charge by displaying a parking permit obtained from the Community Life Office at Wesley.  Parking is provided during the evening section but not during the afternoon section in order to assist students traveling to class after dark.

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