Looking to enjoy one of the many events taking place in the downtown area this weekend? Let the Colorado Convention Center provide you with easy to access suggestions in pointers when looking for parking options in the downtown area.
The Colorado Convention Center provides access to a 1,000 space onsite covered parking garage located off North bound Speer in-between Stout and Champa.
There are basically 3 parking options for downtown, according to the Downtown Denver Partnership and eHow:
1. Free Street Parking
In addition to the pay spots available in Denver, there are several places on the edges of downtown where you can legally park on the side of the street for free. Be sure to carefully read the signs when attempting to park anywhere outside of a metered spot or paid parking lot; many of these neighborhoods will have some parking restrictions or may require a permit.
There are over 43,000 off-street parking spaces in Downtown Denver. Meters typically cost $1 per hour. There are many newly installed "Smart Meters" that now accept credit cards, but all meters still accept nickels, dimes and quarters. There is a two hour parking limit on most meters, however, meter parking is free from Monday through Saturday after 10 p.m. Parking is free all day on Sunday and on city holidays. Be sure to note that there is no parking allowed on Downtown Denver streets between 2 and 6 a.m.
3. Parking lots and garages
In addition to metered parking, there are many pay parking lots located in Downtown Denver. The prices of these lots vary depending on the location of the lot, and will fluctuate depending on whether or not there is a major sporting event that day or night. Please look for the “Park Now” symbol when parking for the garages that follow the Top 5 Parking Priorities.
The Colorado Convention Center lot is convenient for all downtown visitors with its location right off Speer making finding the garage and exiting downtown easier. The garage provides access to the Colorado Convention Center and the Denver Performing Arts Complex (DPAC).
The garage is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to ALL visitors and guests attending ANY event or business in the downtown area. Please visit our Parking page for rates and directions. Please do not forget about public transportation. There is an RTD station located right at the convention center.