Parking around town can be tricky. It’s always frustrating when you want to make money going to work instead of spending money to park. Plan ahead, and know that over time it will get easier. Please note: we are not in control of parking structures and any changes they may make in their policy regarding cost and accessibility. We do not control meters or parking tickets – this is just a helpful guide from someone who tries to pay the least amount.
A few tips:
Download the app: SpotHero. Although not exhaustive of parking options in the city, you can schedule where you want to park and pay in advance taking the stress out of trying to find something when the clock is ticking and you need to get to work.
Marcus Performing Arts Center: There is a parking structure on the corner of State and Water that is affiliated with MPAC. They charge $5 M-F until 3pm, and $15 for evenings and weekends. This is most commonly used by Stagehands and is centrally located to get to MPAC, Miller High Life Theatre, Panther Arena, Pabst, The Rep, etc.
Fiserv Forum: They have a parking structure on 6th street that Stagehands use. If you have an ID from Fiserv, you can use it to exit the parking structure and avoid paying to park. However, if you are trying to park there when “event parking” has begun, you’ll have to pay the price they post regardless of your ID. It is recommended to find alternative parking at this time.
Meters: There are few hidden spots that have 10 hour meters if you’re willing to walk a few extra blocks. The spots that typically have open spaces are around Clybourn and St. Paul near the Amtrak station. There is also a row along both Edison and Market Streets running between Juneau and Knapp. These are often filled, but they exist.
NEVER LEAVE VALUABLES IN YOUR CAR.