From Saturday, April 6, parking will be free in the Drummond Street and Wellgate multi-storey car parks, as well as on Forge Island.
Rotherham Council’s Cabinet Member for Jobs and the Local Economy, Coun Denise Lelliott, said: “More permanent free parking at weekends will help shoppers and businesses alike.
"Shopping and spending leisure time in the town centre, including at the cafés and restaurants, gives a vital boost to local businesses.
“If everyone spent just a few pounds locally each week, it would make a huge difference.”
Together with free weekend parking, parking is free for up to two hours on weekdays in the “red zone” in the Forge Island and Drummond Street car parks.