Driving and Parking

Finding a parking space in Downtown Denver can be easy and inexpensive when you plan ahead.

Off-Street Parking Options

There are approximately 43,000 off-street parking spaces throughout Downtown Denver. Use our new interactive parking guide to find public parking lots and garages located near your Downtown destination. The parking map will provide information to help you find a parking location and an approximate rate that fits your needs. Remember, it’s always a good idea to identify a second location in case your first choice is full or prices have changed.

Park NOW Program

The Downtown Denver Partnership and Denver Public Works know that locating reliable public parking in Downtown Denver is a priority for drivers. With so many reasons to come Downtown, we want your parking experience to be a good one.

The Park NOW program helps drivers recognize public parking options in Downtown Denver that guarantee a reliable and consistent parking experience based on the Top Five Parking Priorities:

    • Clearly posted parking rates for regular and event parking
    • Visible payment options that include both cash and credit card
    • Clear posted hours of operation
    • Regularly open to the public and on a consistent schedule
    • Operator phone number prominently posted with timely customer service from the operator in case of concerns or questions

The new “Park NOW” public parking symbol will be posted on participating parking garages and lots throughout Downtown Denver. When you park in one of the participating locations, you can be assured that the Top Five Parking Priorities are met.

On-Street Parking Information

The City of Denver’s Smart Meters accept debit and credits cards, as well as coins and ParkSmart cards. Rates at on-street parking meters in Downtown Denver vary by location and are posted on the meter or kiosk. Visitors who need to park for longer periods of time are encouraged to consider parking at one of the many off-street parking lots or garages in Downtown Denver.

The Overnight Parking Program allows visitors to park vehicles at meters overnight. Parking is allowed on certain nights of the week, depending on the side of the street and street sweeping schedules. Downtown visitors, employees or residents who would like to take advantage of the Overnight Parking Program will need to pay attention to overhead signs and the information located on the parking meters.

On-street parking is free on Sundays and city holidays. To see a list, visit the City’s website.

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Individuals with mobility impairment and appropriate documentation may park at on-street meters and signed time limit zones for up to four hours without paying. Visit www.denvergov.org for more information on Denver’s Disability Parking ordinance.

Oversized Vehicle and Motorcycle Parking

Motorcycles and oversized vehicles have special parking options in Downtown Denver.

Motorcycle Parking: Motorcycles can be parked four to a meter space. Multiple motorcycles may park at an on-street meter as long as they do not obstruct traffic and the meter is paid accordingly. Should the meter expire, all motorcycles are subject to tickets and/or fines.

Oversize Vehicle Parking: Individuals wishing to park oversized vehicles primarily have two options: Obtain a permit to park at an on-street meter or contact a parking operator directly and make arrangements to park the vehicle in an off-street lot.

Scooter Parking: Scooters with engines that are 50 ccs or less may park legally on the sidewalk in Downtown Denver, but scooters cannot be locked to lights, benches or trees.