Parking Options

More than 8,000 parking spaces Downtown – including on-street metered spots, public and private garages and parking lots – provide ample parking near shops, restaurants and cultural venues. City-operated municipal garages provide convenient parking, and they are less expensive than meters!

Recent changes to parking meter rates and hours are listed below. Click to read the PRESS RELEASE or find answers to Frequently asked questions.

Municipal garages

The three city-operated parking garages Downtown are equipped with bright LED lighting, security cameras, electric charging stations, and elevators. In addition to hourly rates, monthly passes to city parking garages are available by contacting Standard Parking at 719-385-5625. All city garages are open 24 hours, seven days per week. 

Weekday rates are the same for all garages:

0 to 30 minutes                       $0.50
31 minutes to 1 hour               $1
After first hour                         $1 per hour or fraction thereof
Daily maximum                      $9

Bijou Cascade Parking Garage

  • 215 N. Cascade Ave.
  • Weekday rates (listed above)
  • $ 1 after 3 p.m. weekdays and all day on weekends

Nevada/Colorado Parking Garage

  • 130 S. Nevada Ave.
  • Weekday rates (listed above)
  • $ 1 after 4 p.m. weekdays and all day on weekends

Kiowa/Nevada Parking Garage

  • 127 East Kiowa St.
  • Weekday rates (listed above)
  • $ 1 after 2 p.m. weekdays and all day on weekends

Private lots and garages

Numerous privately owned parking lots and garages are located throughout Downtown. Follow posted signs for parking rates, limitations, and hours of operation.

Parking meters

Hours of operation:
Monday – Saturday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday, 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Some holidays excluded, see below.

  • Meter rates vary from $0.75 to $1.25 per hour, SEE MAP.
  • All meters take coins, and most accept credit cards.
  • Length of stay varies from one hour to four hours, and is stated on each meter. 

Parking meters are free on these government holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • President’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veteran’s Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

Handicap Parking

Wide, handicap accessible parking spaces with ramps to the sidewalk are available throughout Downtown. Meters at handicap spaces allow for longer stays than the typical two-hour limit. All city garages also have designated handicap parking spaces, located on each floor of the garage.

Bicycle Parking

Bicycle parking is available at on-street locations throughout Downtown. City garages also provide space for bicycle parking, including enclosed bike lockers. For information about lockers, call 719-385-7430.

Electric Car Parking

Electric charging stations are available at the City parking garage at Nevada and Colorado avenues. Tesla superchargers are located in the Bijou and Cascade parking garage. Eight superchargers are available 24/7.