Free Hourly Parking

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Free Hourly Parking

Parking is provided for visitors and customers in the Downtown Business District and California Avenue Business District on the street, in off-street parking lots, and in parking garages. We currently offer the following parking options:

  • Two-hour parking is provided in on-street spaces and in surface lots.
  • Three-hour parking is provided in parking garages except in designated permit areas.

Visit our Parking Facilities section to learn more about Downtown Business District parking and California Avenue Business District parking.

If you plan on staying for more than 2 – 3 hours, please purchase a one-day parking permit. To learn more, please visit our All Day Visitor Parking Permits page.


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