Parking Garages / Surface Lots
There are five city parking garages and three surface lots within the downtown district.
Parking garage rates: Under 15 minutes - no charge; $1.25/hour and a $15 flat rate after 6 hours; Monday - Friday, $3 flat rate when entering and exiting garages between 3 p.m. - 3 a.m. Saturdays, Sundays and City Holidays are FREE! You must take a ticket for the garage gates to open/close even on Saturdays and Sundays. A lost ticket is $50. Please note: Overnight parking is not allowed in city garages. Cars parked longer than 24 hours will be charged the normal hourly rate ($1.25/hr.) for every hour parked.
Visitors experiencing issues in the parking garages should use the intercom/'Call for Help' button on the parking pay kiosk to contact CarPark, a service that is staffed 24/7 to help visitors. In the unlikely event that CarPark cannot assist, contact Boulder Police at the non-emergency dispatch number, 303-441-3333.
Surface Lots - Pay by credit card (please remember your license plate number to initiate a session) at a parking kiosk or on the ParkMobile app. Short-term parking (15 minutes or less) is FREE by choosing appropriate option at the pay station (and providing your vehicle’s license plate number) or on the ParkMobile App. (Note: the 15 minute free parking applies to one vehicle once per day.) If a pay station is broken or malfunctioning, please pay at the next closest pay station. Please make a service request here to report a broken pay station or meter.
Meter parking - $1.50 per hour, Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sundays and City Holidays are FREE:
- Broadway and Spruce (58 spaces)
- Broadway and Arapahoe Park Central (27 spaces)
First 90 minutes of parking are free by choosing appropriate option at the pay station (and providing your vehicle’s license plate number) or on the ParkMobile App., additional 90 minutes may be purchased for $1.50 per hour with a 3 hours maximum, Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m, Sundays and City Holidays are FREE
- 1045 Arapahoe Main Boulder Public Library (177 spaces)
- Municipal Building Parking Lot (73 spaces)