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Parking Lots

Locations & Information

Our public parking lots use the same pay stations used for street parking. 

  • Broadway & Spruce (Downtown)
  • 1205 Pleasant (University Hill)
  • 14th St (University Hill)
  • Park Central Building (Downtown)
  • Boulder Public Library and Civic Area (free Saturday)


  • $1.25/hr
  • 25¢⁄12min · 50¢⁄24min · 75¢⁄36min · $1.00⁄48min
  • Monday -Saturday ‹ enforced › 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Saturdays: no maximum time limit
  • Sundays and city holidays: free

Note: No overtime parking tickets will be issued within five minutes of valid receipt expiration time. As a temporary measure, we have extended to a 20-minute grace period for pickup and dropoff.

Meter Feeding

Meter feeding is prohibited: Vehicles parked at a meter for longer than the maximum time posted on the meter—even if the meter still has time on it—will receive a ticket. This practice encourages turnover of parking spaces for customers, clients and visitors to downtown.