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 it’s less than meters!

Municipal garages

Free parking in these garages every weekend, Thanksgiving to Christmas!

The three city 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. Cost is 75 cents per hour with a $ 6.75 daily maximum. Rates may vary during high-demand special events.

Bijou Cascade Parking Garage

  • 215 N. Cascade Ave.
  • $ 1 after 3 p.m. weekdays and all day on weekends

Nevada/Colorado Parking Garage

  • 130 S. Nevada Ave.
  • $ 1 after 4 p.m. weekdays and all day on weekends

Kiowa/Nevada Parking Garage

  • 127 East Kiowa St.
  • $ 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

Parking meters run from 8 or 9 a.m. (stated on the meter) through 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Parking is free on Sundays.

  • 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.
  • Pre-payment by credit card allows meters to be paid before their start time, without time counting down until the start time begins.

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
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • 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.