The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board offers many options for parking throughout the parks system. Pay parking areas are in regional park lots, on-street meters on parkways, contract lots, and event parking. There are many free parking lots (including neighborhood parks) and bays on parkways throughout Minneapolis. The links below provide information on specific areas of our parking services to meet all of our park patrons needs. For areas of parking, how to use our pay parking terminals, and ADA policies, please see below on this page.

Pay Parking is enforced in pay lots and on-street meters daily, including holidays. 

Please note that Minneapolis Park and Recreation board pay parking regulations may differ from other municipal entities for holidays and hours of pay parking.

Pay Parking Information

Learn about pay parking, the pay by phone parking app, event/contract parking, and free parking.

Pay Online

You will need your citation number and valid Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express credit card number.

If we don't receive payment in 30 days, we'll turn the administrative ticket to a collections agency, and you will need to pay an additional fee.

ADA Parking


The parking kiosk would not accept payment, what should I do?

I received a citation, what are my options?

Does my Annual Patron Parking Permit apply to parking kiosks?

Can I purchase my parking in advance?

Do I have to pay for parking if I reserved an event space?

Do the parking kiosks accept credit cards?

When is it required to display my receipt on the dashboard?

Report a Meter Issue

* Field is required.



Annual Patron Permit

First Permit
$35 Adult
$30 Adult 62+

Permit Fees

Second Permit
Same fee if purchased at a later date.
$20 Adult
$15 Adult 62+

Replacement Permit
Issued when you return original permit and replacement fee. Expires the same month as original purchase.
$20 Adult
$15 Adult 62+

MPRB Parking Permit Sticker

Good to Know

Permit valid only when affixed to inside lower right corner (passenger side) of windshield by its own adhesive.

Permit is non-transferable.

Pay a Parking Ticket

Permit Information

Where is my Permit Valid?