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City of Boulder Parking Management Changes Starting June 29, 2020

The City of Boulder’s Community Vitality Department announces parking management changes starting the week of June 29, 2020.

Randolph Center Parking Garage closing for maintenance project for 45 days
The Randolph Center parking garage, located at Walnut and 11th streets and built in 1977 (the city’s first parking garage), is receiving some necessary maintenance to add more drains to control and direct water, replace worn deck coatings, perform structural repair and add aesthetic improvements. The work has already begun and beginning Monday, June 29, the Randolph Center parking garage will be closed through Thursday, Aug. 13 to allow the project to be completed more quickly and with a cost savings of approximately $15,000. The savings will allow for additional improvements to the garage, resulting in a better experience for users.

Expiring temporary downtown parking incentives on June 30
Two parking incentives put in place as an early part of the pandemic response will expire at the end of the day on June 30, including:

  • The special rate for parking in city garages of $1.25/hour without increase after four hours and with a daily maximum of $8. The regular parking rate of $1.25/hour for the first four hours, increasing to $2.50/hour with a daily maximum of $55 returns July 1.
  • The 20-minute grace period at pay parking spaces returns to the normal 5-minute grace period on July 1.

Continuing parking incentives:

  • Free 10-minute parking at designated (signed) curbside pick-up loading zones.
  • $3 from 3 p.m. to 3 a.m. flat rate on weekdays in downtown city garages.
  • Free parking on weekends in downtown city garages.

New parking products available online

  • The Community Vitality Department’s online portal for parking permits and other products now allows customers to purchase or refill 20-Day Passes and Cash Passes without having to visit the office. Find more information at, email [email protected] or call 303-413-7300.

July 2-4, 2020
The city’s first staff furlough day to help address the financial impact of COVID-19 is Thursday, July 2. Additionally, Independence Day falls on a Saturday this year and is observed by the city on Friday, July 3. Parking management and enforcement on those days is as follows:

  • Thursday, July 2 - Regular city parking and enforcement is in effect.
  • Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4 - Parking is free on July 3 and 4 at city pay stations, garages and lots in downtown Boulder, University Hill and Boulder Junction. Paid parking remains in effect in and around Chautauqua Park and use of the free Park-to-Park shuttle is encouraged.

For more information, please visit or call 303-413-7300.

Published: June 29, 2020  

Media contacts:   

Cris Jones, Community Vitality/Parking & Access Deputy Director, 303-413-7302
Julie Causa, Media Relations, 719-396-1733