There are five city parking garages and three surface lots within the downtown district.
Parking Garage rates are $1.25/hour. (25¢/12 min. · 50¢/24 min. · 75¢/36 min. · $1/48 min.) (After the first four hours, the rate then goes to $2.50 each add'l hour). Fee charges accrue around the clock. Saturdays, Sundays and City Holidays are FREE! You must take a ticket even on Saturdays and Sundays. A lost ticket is $50.
The City of Boulder Community Vitality Department launched a new pilot program to make weeknight parking downtown more affordable. There will be a new flat rate of $3 between 3 pm - 3 am in City of Boulder garages. The pilot program will operate through December 31, 2020. A flier with more information can be found here.
When a lot attendant is not on duty, 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 lot rates are $1.25/hour (three hour maximum*)
*Saturdays - no maximum. Surface lot enforcement hours go from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday - Saturday. Sundays & City Holidays are free.