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Public parking lots are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to all visitors and guests attending activities in the downtown area.

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.

Parkmobile App

Denver Public Works has partnered with Parkmobile, LLC to allow commuters to use their smartphones to pay for off-street parking spaces at surface lots and receive notifications when their time is expiring. 

Download the free Parkmobile app, available for iPhone and Android, and create an account online or by using the toll-free number posted at participating lots. Get more information at 

Pay by License Plate 

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.


Acme parking lot entrance

Acme Lot

1430 14th Street


Auraria parking lot seen from across the street

Auraria Lot

1310 Larimer Street 


Chestnut lot under 20th Street onramp

Chestnut Lot

2004 Chestnut Place 


Bannock parking lot entrance

Bannock Lot

1345 North Bannock Street 


Firehouse parking lot seen from across the street

Firehouse Lot

1322 Blake Street 


North Elati lot seen from above

North Elati Lot

1395 N. Elati Street 

Weekends & events only


South Elati parking lot entrance

South Elati Lot

1309 North Elati Street