The City of Boulder is improving the public parking garages in downtown Boulder this summer and fall, which will require periodic partial and full closures of the garages.

The city’s Community Vitality Department, which includes parking and access services, is working with contractors, parking permit holders, commercial property owners, and tenants to coordinate the schedule to ensure continued public parking garage access in the downtown while these projects are completed.

The projects include important maintenance repairs, improvements such as power washing and re-striping, installation of parking guidance systems to display parking availability within the garages, upgrades to the electronic signs at the garage entrances, as well as converting all five of the city’s downtown parking garages to gateless operation this fall for quicker entry and exit efficiency.

The parking garage located at 14th and Walnut streets next to the RTD Transit Center, will be fully closed from Thursday, July 13 through Monday, Aug. 14. Nearby city parking garages are available at 1500 Pearl St., and at 10th and Walnut streets (adjacent to the St. Julien Hotel) The parking garage located at 11th and Walnut streets, also known as the Randolph Center Garage, will have a longer closure beginning in August, and dates are still being finalized. The Randolph Center Parking Garage was built in 1977 and was the City of Boulder’s first parking garage.

Additional improvement projects will also take place at the city’s parking garages at 10th and Walnut streets (adjacent to the St. Julien Hotel), at 1100 Spruce St., and at 1500 Pearl St. and the schedule is still being finalized.

Parking permit holders in these garages are being notified and are offered alternative parking in a nearby parking garage during the closure, and signage is being installed at the garages to alert visitors to the construction status. The city website has a construction impacts webpage that is updated weekly with more information. For more information, please visit or call 303-413-7300.