Public Parking Lots and Garages

Denver Public Works manages both surface parking lots and parking garages that are accessible by the general public. When planning your trip to Denver or looking for somewhere to park for living, working or playing, consider using one of the City's parking lots or garages. More information is available below.

Public Surface Lots

There are currently five surface public parking lots managed by Public Works Parking Operations. These public parking lots are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to all visitors and guests attending activities in the downtown area. All of these parking lots are managed, under contract, by a professional parking company.



Acme Lot
– 1430 14th Street - Southwest corner of 14th Street and Wynkoop (West side of Cherry Creek)

Auraria Lot – 1310 Larimer Street – Southeast corner of South Speer Blvd. and Larimer Street

Bannock Lot – 1345 North Bannock Street – Southwest corner of 14th Avenue and Bannock Street

South Elati Lot - 1309 North Elati Street - Northwest corner of 13th Avenue and Elati Street

Firehouse Lot – 1322 Blake Street – Northwest corner of 14th Street and Market Street

View a Map of Downtown Denver Parking Options

Morning/Daytime and Evening Hourly Rates (non-event times) – Pay at time of parking
  • Rates vary from $3 to $12 depending on the lot location and time of day. Cash and major credit cards (Visa and MasterCard) are accepted. 

Event Parking Rates vary from $5 to $12 -Pay at time of parking
  • The event rate, posted at the entrance, may vary daily depending on the number and type of events in the area. The posted event rate supersedes hourly rates. Cash and major credit cards (Visa and MasterCard) are accepted. 

Monthly Parking
  • Affordable monthly parking is available for individuals, groups, or businesses. Please contact Standard Parking at 303-607-9093 for rates and availability.

Accessible Parking

People with disabilities have special parking privileges when displaying a handicap placard, handicap plate or handicap parking hang tag.

Meter Parking for those with disabilities

A person with a mobility impairment using a valid disability placard or plate issued to them may park at Denver City meters for the time period authorized by the parking meter or for four (4) consecutive hours, whichever is greater, without paying during the time parking is allowed. At the end of the authorized time period, the vehicle must be moved at least 100 feet from the parking metered space.

Accessible "Handicap" Spaces

A person with a mobility impairment using a valid disability placard or plate issued to them may park in a space marked as reserved for use by those with disabilities (often referred to as "handicap parking")

To find out if you're eligible or to apply for a disability placard, plates or hang tag, see Denver Motor Vehicles. You can also learn more about disability parking around Denver, and the Disability Parking Enforcement Program, on the Office of Disability Rights website.

With our Pay-on-Foot payment system, parking is easy and convenient. Simply park in any non-reserved stall and immediately proceed to the automated pay station located within the parking lot.  Purchase your parking using your license plate number and then proceed directly to your destination. There is no longer any need to display your receipt unless specifically instructed to do so. 

  • There is no free parking at any time.
  • No in-and-out parking is allowed. A new purchase must be made when re-entering the lot.
  • No oversized vehicles or trailers are allowed. 
  • Bicycles, skateboards, and roller-skates/blades are not allowed in the lots.
  • Soliciting and/or distribution of literature is strictly prohibited.
  • The parking lot speed limit is 5 mph.
  • Pre-paid coupons or parking passes are not valid when the lot is full or closed.
  • Improperly parked vehicles are subject to ticketing (private or City & County of Denver issued) and towing at the vehicle owner’s expense.
  • Fees are for the temporary use of a parking stall only, no bailment is created. 
  • The owners and operators of the surface parking lots assume no liability and hereby declare themselves not responsible for fire, theft, damage to or loss of vehicle, or any article left therein.
If you have any parking questions or concerns, please phone the parking operator at 303-607-9093

Public Parking Garages

The Cultural Center Complex Garage provides on-site public parking for over 700 vehicles.  The public garage is open from 6 am to 10 pm, daily (extended hours for special events) to all visitors and guests attending the Denver Art Museum, Denver Public Library, Civic Center Park, or any activities in the downtown area.  If you are attending a scheduled function, please remember to arrive early to avoid possible traffic congestion.  The Cultural Center Complex is located in the heart of downtown Denver; please allow plenty of time for traffic, parking, and making your way to your final destination. 

Parking Rates:
Morning/Daytime Hourly rates* (non-event times) – Pay upon exiting

          $7 Early Bird Special  - In by 7:30 am and out by 6 pm, M-F
          0 to 59 Mins. is $1
          1 to 2 Hrs.     is $3
          2 to 3 Hrs.     is $4
          3 to 5 Hrs.     is $7
          5 to 12 Hrs.       is $22
  12 to 24 Hrs.     is $25

* Rates are subject to change without notice. Publicized rules posted at garage entrance supersede these posted rates.

Event parking rates vary from $5 to $12    
The event rate, posted at the entrance, may vary daily depending on the number and type of exhibits and/or events in the area.  The posted event rate supersedes hourly rates.  Event parkers must exit the garage by 11:59 pm or incur additional parking fees.  Cash and major credit cards (Visa and MasterCard) are accepted. Please keep your entry ticket receipt, as it may be requested upon leaving the parking facility.  

Monthly Parking 
Affordable monthly parking is available for individuals, groups, or businesses.  Please contact Standard Parking at 303-640-1096 for rates and additional information. 

Pre-Paid Event Parking Permits 
Pre-paid event parking permits can be purchased in advance for large events or functions.  Event organizers are encouraged to contact the garage parking management office at 303-640-1096 for more details. 

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Electric Vehicle stations are available on 3rd floor of the Cultural Center Complex garage. Charging at these stations is currently free with paid admission to the garage. If you have questions please contact the Parking Manager at 303-607-9093.

Garage Entrance
The entrance is located on 12th Avenue between Broadway and Acoma Street. The Complex Garage address is 65 West 12th Avenue, Denver, CO  80204 

Directions to the Cultural Center Parking Garage: 

  • From Denver International Airport (DIA):  Travel Pena Boulevard West to I-70 West (approx. 10 miles). Travel on I-70 West and exit onto I-25 South (Exit 274). From southbound I-25, exit at Speer Boulevard (Exit 212-B). Turn left (south) on Speer Boulevard.  Follow southbound Speer Boulevard, past Colfax Avenue, to West 11thAvenue.  Turn left (east) on West 11th Avenue to Acoma Street.  Turn left (north) on Acoma Street to 12th Avenue.  Turn right (east) on 12th Avenue. The Cultural Center Complex Garage entrance is on the left side, less then ½ block ahead.
  • From the North:  Travel south on 1-25 to the Speer Boulevard South exit (212-B). Turn left (south) on Speer Boulevard.  Follow southbound Speer Boulevard, past Colfax Avenue, to West 11th Avenue.  Turn left (east) on West 11th Avenue to Acoma Street.  Turn left (north) on Acoma Street to 12th Avenue.  Turn right (east) on 12th Avenue. The Cultural Center Complex Garage entrance is on the left side, less then ½ block ahead.
  • From the South:  Travel north on I-25 to the Lincoln-Broadway exit (207-A). Go north on Lincoln and turn left at 12th Avenue. The Cultural Center Complex parking garage is two blocks ahead, just past Broadway, on your right side.
  • From the East:  Travel I-70 West to I-25 South (Exit 274). From southbound I-25, exit at Speer Boulevard (Exit 212-B). Turn left (south) on Speer Boulevard.  Follow southbound Speer Boulevard, past Colfax Avenue, to West 11th Avenue.  Turn left (east) on West 11th Avenue to Acoma Street.  Turn left (north) on Acoma Street to 12th Avenue.  Turn right (east) on 12th Avenue. The Cultural Center Complex Garage entrance is on the left side, less then ½ block ahead.
  • From the West:  Travel I-70 East to I-25 South (exit 274).  From southbound I-25, exit at Speer Boulevard (Exit 212-B). Turn left (south) on Speer Boulevard.  Follow southbound Speer Boulevard, past Colfax Avenue, to West 11th Avenue.  Turn left (east) on West 11th Avenue to Acoma Street.  Turn left (north) on Acoma Street to 12th Avenue.  Turn right (east) on 12th Avenue. The Cultural Center Complex Garage entrance is on the left side, less then ½ block ahead.

Disabled Parking
Designated ADA accessible parking is available on level P2.  A valid state issued handicapped placard or license plate is required at all times.  All disability parking is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Vehicle Exiting Procedures

  • Hourly Parkers - Present your ticket received upon entry to the cashier or automated drive-up pay station and pay the appropriate hourly parking fees. 
  • ALL After Hours Parkers (Event or Hourly):
  • All vehicles leaving after hours (typically between 10pm and 8am) will need to use the automated drive-up pay station located at the garage exit.  The drive-up pay station accepts cash, coins, and major credit cards (Visa and MasterCard).

Lost or Missing Entry Ticket:
Vehicles unable to present a valid entry ticket/slip will be required to pay the Lost Ticket Fee, so please make sure you keep your timed entry ticket to avoid additional charges.

Restrictions:

  • Maximum vehicle height clearance is 7’ – 0”.
  • No in and out parking is allowed.
  • No trailers or oversized vehicles are allowed.
  • Bicycles, skateboards, and roller-skates/blades are not allowed in the garage.
  • Soliciting and/or distribution of literature is prohibited.
  • The garage speed limit is 5 mph.
  • Pre-paid coupons or passes are not valid when the garage is full or closed.
  • Improperly parked vehicles are subject to ticketing (private or City of Denver) and towing at the vehicle owner’s expense.
  • Fees are for the temporary use of a parking stall only, no bailment is created. 
  • The owners and operators of the Cultural Center Parking Garage assume no liability and hereby declare themselves not responsible for fire, theft, damage to or loss of vehicle, or any article left therein.  

If you have any parking questions or concerns, please visit our offices located in the parking garage located on level P1 or phone us at 303-640-1096.

The Denver Justice Center Parking Garage provides on-site public parking for 233 vehicles.  The public parking garage is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to all visitors and guests attending the Denver Justice Center Complex, U.S. Mint, Civic Center Park, or any activities in the downtown area.  If you are attending a scheduled function, please remember to arrive early to avoid possible traffic congestion.  The Denver Justice Center Garage is located in the heart of downtown Denver and the Golden Triangle; please allow plenty of time for traffic, parking, and making your way to your final destination.

Parking Rates*:
Hourly Rates (non-event times) – Pay-on-foot after parking

          $7 Early Bird Special  - In by 7:30am and out by 6 pm, M-F only
          Park up to 4 hours is   $6
          Park up to 6 hours is   $8
          Park up to 12 hours is $12   
          Motorcycle area is $3

Event parking rates vary from $5 to $10   
The event rate, posted at the entrance, may vary daily depending on the number and type of events in the area.  The posted event rate supersedes hourly rates.  Event parkers must exit the garage by 11:59 pm or incur additional parking fees. 

*Rates subject to change without notice. Rates posted at garage entrance supersede these advertised rates.



Monthly Parking
Monthly public parking is currently not available at this garage location.  

Pre-Paid Event Parking Permit
Pre-paid event parking permits can be purchased in advance for large events or functions.  Event organizers are encouraged to contact the garage parking management office at 303-640-1096 for more details. 

Payment Procedures
Parking payment is managed by Pay-by-Space immediately after parking your vehicle.  Parking fees are collected by noting your vehicle stall number (painted on the floor) and proceeding to an automated pay station for payment processing.  Automated pay stations are located in the main elevator lobbies on parking levels 2 and 3 only.  After purchasing your desired length of time, just keep your receipt and proceed to your destination. 

Payment Methods
Parking payments can be made by cash, coin, or major credit card (Visa and MasterCard only).  The pay stations do return change on notes of $20 or smaller. 

Garage Entrance
The garage entrance is located on N. Delaware Street between West 14th Avenue and West 13th Avenue. The garage address is 490 West 14th Avenue, Denver, CO  80204 

Directions to the Denver Justice Center Parking Garage: 

  • From Denver International Airport (DIA):  Travel Pena Boulevard West to I-70 West (approx. 10 miles). Travel on I-70 West and exit onto I-25 South (Exit 274). From southbound I-25, exit at Speer Boulevard (Exit 212-B). Turn left (south) on Speer Boulevard.  Follow southbound Speer Boulevard.  Turn left (east) on West Colfax Avenue to North Delaware Street.  Turn Right (south) on North Delaware Street.  Proceed South on Delaware just past West 14th Avenue.  The Justice Center Parking Garage entrance is on the right side.
  • From the North:  Travel south on 1-25 to the Speer Boulevard South exit (212-B).  Turn left (south) on Speer Boulevard.  Follow southbound Speer Boulevard.  Turn left (east) on West Colfax Avenue to North Delaware Street.  Turn Right (south) on North Delaware Street.  Proceed South on Delaware just past West 14th Avenue.  The Justice Center Parking Garage entrance is on the right side.
  • From the South:  Travel north on I-25 to the Colfax Avenue, eastbound exit (210-A). Go east on Colfax Avenue and turn right (south) on North Delaware Street.  Proceed South on Delaware just past West 14th Avenue.  The Justice Center Parking Garage entrance is on the right side.
  • From the East:  Travel I-70 West to I-25 South (Exit 274). From southbound I-25, exit at Speer Boulevard (Exit 212-B). Turn left (south) on Speer Boulevard.  Follow southbound Speer Boulevard.  Turn left (east) on West Colfax Avenue to North Delaware Street.  Turn Right (south) on North Delaware Street.  Proceed South on Delaware just past West 14th Avenue.  The Justice Center Parking Garage entrance is on the right side.
  • From the West:  Travel I-70 East to I-25 South (exit 274).  From southbound I-25, exit at Speer Boulevard (Exit 212-B). Turn left (south) on Speer Boulevard.  Follow southbound Speer Boulevard.  Turn left (east) on West Colfax Avenue to North Delaware Street.  Turn Right (south) on North Delaware Street.  Proceed South on Delaware just past West 14th Avenue.  The Justice Center Parking Garage entrance is on the right side.  


Disabled Parking
Designated ADA accessible parking is available on level P2, next to the elevator lobby.  A valid state issued handicapped placard or license plate is required at all times.  All disability parking is on a first-come, first-served basis and payment is required for parking in these stalls. 

Restrictions

  • Maximum vehicle height clearance is 8’ – 2”.
  • There is no free parking at any time.
  • Levels 2 and 3 are shared with the US Post Office.  Postal customers and employee parking stalls are clearly marked for their exclusive use only.  Individuals parking in designated USPS parking locations and not conducting business in the Post Office are subject to ticketing.
  • No in and out parking is allowed on a single stall number payment.
  • No trailers or oversized vehicles are allowed.
  • Bicycles, skateboards, and roller-skates/blades are not allowed in the garage.
  • Soliciting and/or distribution of literature is prohibited.
  • The garage speed limit is 5 mph.
  • Pre-paid coupons or passes are not valid when the garage is full or closed.
  • Improperly parked vehicles are subject to ticketing (private or City of Denver) and towing at the vehicle owner’s expense.
  • Fees are for the temporary use of a parking stall only, no bailment is created. 
  • The owners and operators of the Denver Justice Center Parking Garage assume no liability and hereby declare themselves not responsible for fire,
    theft, damage to or loss of vehicle, or any article left therein.
      

If you have any parking questions or concerns, please phone us at 303-640-1096.

The Denver Performing Arts Complex (DPAC) provides on-site parking for over 1,700 vehicles.  The garage is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to all visitors and guests attending any event or engaging in any business in the downtown area.  If you are coming to a scheduled performance in the Arts Complex, please remember to arrive early to avoid possible event traffic congestion.  The Performing Arts Complex is home to many theatres that may have performances at the same time as yours.  Please allow plenty of time for traffic, parking, and finding your seats.

Parking Rates: 
Event parking rates vary from $10 to $12 – Pre-Paid at the garage entrances

The event rate, posted at the entrances, may vary daily depending on the number and/or type of performances in the Arts Complex.  The posted event rate supersedes hourly rates.  Pre-paid event parkers must exit the garage by 4 am or incur additional parking fees.  Cash and major credit cards (Visa and MasterCard) are accepted.  Please keep your entry ticket receipt, as it may be requested upon leaving the facility. 

Morning/Daytime Hourly rates* (non-event times) – Pay upon exiting
          $8 Early Bird Special  - In by 7:30 am and out by 6 pm, M-F
          0 to 59 Mins. is $4
          1 to 2 Hrs.     is $6
          < 2 to 5 Hrs is $9
          5 Hrs. +         is $15
          Lost Ticket    is $20
          All Day Max is $20 

* Rates are subject to change without notice. Publicized rules posted at garage entrance supersede these posted rates.

Monthly Parking
Monthly parking is available for individuals, groups, or businesses.  Please contact Standard Parking at 303-607-9093 for rates and additional information.

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Electric Vehicle charging stations are now available on 4th floor of the Denver Center for Performing Arts Complex garage. Charging at these stations is currently free with paid admission to the garage. If you have questions please contact the Parking Manager at 303-607-9093.

Two Garage Entrances
The Garage has two entrances, 13th Street at Curtis Street AND Arapahoe between 13th and 14th Streets. The Complex Garage address is 1055 13th Street, Denver, CO 80204 

Directions to the DPAC Parking Garage: 

  • From Denver International Airport (DIA):  Take Pena Boulevard West to I-70 West (approx. 10 miles). Travel on I-70 West and exit onto I-25 South (Exit 274). From southbound I-25, exit at Speer Boulevard (Exit 212-B). Turn left (south) on Speer Boulevard.  Follow southbound Speer Boulevard to Arapahoe Street (1.1 miles). Turn left on Arapahoe Street.  The DPAC Parking Garage is one block ahead on the right between 13th and 14th Streets.
  • From the South:  Take I-25 North toward downtown Denver to the Auraria Parkway (Exit 210-B).  Continue straight on Auraria Parkway to Speer Boulevard (0.8 miles).  Turn Right on Speer Boulevard (south) to Arapahoe Street (0.3 miles).  Turn left on Arapahoe Street.  The DPAC Parking Garage is one block ahead on the right between 13th and 14th Streets.
  • From the East:  Take I-70 West to I-25 South (Exit 274). From southbound I-25, exit at Speer Boulevard (Exit 212-B). Turn left (south) on Speer Boulevard.  Follow southbound Speer Boulevard to Arapahoe Street (1.1 miles). Turn left on Arapahoe Street.  The DPAC Parking Garage is one block ahead on the right between 13th and 14th Streets.

Handicapped Accessible Parking
Designated handicapped parking is available on levels P3P4, and P5.  A valid state issued handicapped placard or license plate is required at all times.  All disability parking is on a first-come, first-served basis.       

Vehicle Exiting Procedures
Event Parkers:

In most cases, if you exit the garage during the main egress of vehicles after a large performance, the exit gates will be open for a fast and unobstructed vehicle exit. For guests leaving early, leaving late, attending a small performance or event, or attending a weekday matinee performance, the pre-paid ticket receipt received at the entrance will need to be presented back to a cashier or drive-up pay station.  Once the ticket receipt is validated, the gate swings open and the vehicle may leave.  Vehicles unable to present a valid pre-paid ticket receipt will be required to pay the Lost Ticket fee of $19 – So please make sure you keep your pre-paid entry ticket receipt to avoid additional charges. 

Hourly Parkers:
Present your ticket received upon entry to the cashier or automated drive-up pay station and pay the appropriate hourly parking fees.

ALL After Hours Parkers (Pre-paid Event or Hourly):
All vehicles, pre-paid event or hourly, leaving after hours (typically between 10pm and 8am) will need to use the automated drive-up pay stations located at both garage exits.  The drive-up pay stations accept cash, coins, and major credit cards (Visa and MasterCard). 

Restrictions:

  • Maximum vehicle height clearance is 7’ – 0”.
  • No in and out parking is allowed.
  • No trailers or oversized vehicles are allowed.
  • Bicycles, skateboards, and roller-skates/blades are not allowed in the garage.
  • Soliciting and/or distribution of literature is prohibited.
  • The garage speed limit is 5 mph.
  • Pre-paid coupons or passes are not valid when the garage is full or closed.
  • Improperly parked vehicles are subject to ticketing (private or City of Denver) and towing at the vehicle owner’s expense.
  • Fees are for the temporary use of a parking stall only, no bailment is created. 
  • The owners and operators of the DPAC Parking Garage assume no liability and hereby declare themselves not responsible for fire, theft, damage to or loss of vehicle, or any article left therein.

If you have any parking questions or concerns, please visit our parking management offices located in the Galleria located on level P3 across from the Seawell Ballroom, or phone us at 303-607-9093.

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

The City offers Electric Vehicle charging stations in both the Cultural Center Complex garage and Denver Center for Performing Arts Complex garage. Click on the following garage for more information on where to charge your Electric Vehicle.

Contact Us

Contact Parking Operations for the following topics:

  • On-street parking
  • Residential parking permits
  • Parking studies

To report an abandoned vehicle visit the Denver Sheriff Department's Vehicle Impound page.

To request enforcement of illegal parking:
  • 8:00am - 5:00pm:
    Call 3-1-1
  • 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Monday through Saturday:
    Call Police non-emergency (720-913-2000)


To report a broken meter:
Call 3-1-1
Outside Denver Call (720) 913-1311
Emergencies: 911
TTY Service: 720-913-8479

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