Public Surface Parking Lots

There are currently five surface public parking lots managed by Public Works Parking Operations.  These public parking lots are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to all visitors and guests attending activities in the downtown area.  All of these parking lots are managed, under contract, by a professional parking company.

Acme Lot – 1430 14th Street - Southwest corner of 14th Street and Wynkoop (West side of Cherry Creek)

Auraria Lot – 1310 Larimer Street – Southeast corner of South Speer Blvd. and Larimer Street

Bannock Lot – 1345 North Bannock Street – Southwest corner of 14th Avenue and Bannock Street

South Elati Lot - 1309 North Elati Street - Northwest corner of 13th Avenue and Elati Street 

Firehouse Lot – 1322 Blake Street – Northwest corner of 14th Street and Market Street

Acme Lot  Auraria Lot  Bannock Lot  Firehouse Lot 

Morning/Daytime and Evening Hourly rates (non-event times) – Pay at time of parking
  • Rates vary from $3 to $12 depending on the lot location and time of day.  Cash and major credit cards (Visa and MasterCard) are accepted. 

Event parking rates vary from $5 to $12 -Pay at time of parking      
  • The event rate, posted at the entrance, may vary daily depending on the number and type of events in the area.  The posted event rate supersedes hourly rates.  Cash and major credit cards (Visa and MasterCard) are accepted. 

Monthly Parking
  • Affordable monthly parking is available for individuals, groups, or businesses.  Please contact Standard Parking at 303-607-9093 for rates and availability.

Designated ADA accessible parking is available inside all the public surface parking lots.  A valid state issued handicapped placard or vehicle license plate is required at all times.  All disability parking is on a first-come, first-served basis and payment is required for parking in these stalls.
With our Pay-on-Foot payment system, parking is easy and convenient. Simply park in any non-reserved stall and immediately proceed to the automated pay station located within the parking lot.  Purchase your parking using your license plate number and then proceed directly to your destination. There is no longer any need to display your receipt unless specifically instructed to do so. 
  • There is no free parking at any time.
  • No in-and-out parking is allowed.  A new purchase must be made when re-entering the lot.
  • No oversized vehicles or trailers are allowed. 
  • Bicycles, skateboards, and roller-skates/blades are not allowed in the lots.
  • Soliciting and/or distribution of literature is strictly prohibited.
  • The parking lot speed limit is 5 mph.
  • Pre-paid coupons or parking passes are not valid when the lot is full or closed.
  • Improperly parked vehicles are subject to ticketing (private or City & County of Denver issued) and towing at the vehicle owner’s expense.
  • Fees are for the temporary use of a parking stall only, no bailment is created. 
  • The owners and operators of the surface parking lots assume no liability and hereby declare themselves not responsible for fire, theft, damage to or loss of vehicle, or any article left therein.

If you have any parking questions or concerns, please phone the parking operator at 303-607-9093