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 accessibility 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.

Parking Payment Information

Learn about how to pay, the annual patron permit, the pay by phone parking app, and event/contract parking,

Pay a Citation Online

Parking Citations are now being written as Hennepin County Citations. For further information please follow the link below: 

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Accessible Parking


FAQ

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


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I received a citation, what are my options?


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Does my Annual Patron Parking Permit apply to parking kiosks?


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Can I purchase my parking in advance?


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


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Pay Parking

Pay Lots

Regulations

  • Parking Rates for 2016 are $1.00 per hour in pay lots with the following exceptions
    • East River Flats: $1.50/hr, $6.50/day.
    • Bohemian Flats: $1.00/hr, $2.25/day before 10am M-F, $4.00/day Mon.-Fri. after 10 am and all day Sat.-Sun.
    • Parade Baseball/Sculpture Garden: $4.00/day.
    • Eloise Butler: $1.00/hr, $4.00/day
  • Format: Pay & Display (see instructions under “How to Pay”)
  • Meters accept U.S. Quarters and Dollar coins, along with Credit Cards (Visa/MasterCard/American Express). Select meters accept U.S. bills: Minnehaha Falls (2 meters), Nokomis Main (1 meter).
  • No change or refunds given.
  • Meters enforced daily, including holidays.
  • Hours: Most lots are 6 am-10 pm, but there are some locations where the hours are 6 am-12 am. Please refer to “No Parking” signs in each pay lot that indicate the hours of no parking. Please note that parking hours and days may vary from other municipalities.

Locations

See the Annual Parking Permit page for information on where the parking permit is valid.

Southwest

Includes: Chain of Lakes

Cedar Lake

Lake Calhoun/Bde Maka Ska

Lake Harriet

On-Street Parking Kiosks

Regulations

  • Parking Rates for 2016 are $1.00 per hour at most on street meters with the following exceptions
    • East River Road Washington to Arlington, $2.50/hr
    • East River Road Oak to Fulton, $1.50/hr
    • Historic Main Street, $1.25/hr
  • Format: Pay by Space at meter or with Pay by Phone App, or pay at coin meter (see instructions under “How to Pay”)
  • Meters accept U.S. Quarters and Dollar coins, along with Credit Cards (Visa/MasterCard/American Express).
  • No change or refunds given.
  • Meters enforced daily, including holidays.
  • Hours: All on street meters are available for parking from 6am-12am, daily. Parking is not permitted from 12am-6am. Please note that parking hours and days may vary from other municipalities.

Locations

Multi Space Meters – Coin, credit card, or Pay by Phone Payment accepted

pay parking station
  • Historic Main Street
  • E River Road between Washington and Arlington
  • E River Road between Oak and Fulton
  • W River Road between the Guthrie and Gold Medal Park
  • S Minnehaha Dr. – between roundabout and dog park
  • Minnehaha Park Dr. S – south of 54th street past dog park
  • Dean Parkway - west side in front of Lake Calhoun Beach Club 

For Pay by Phone Payment see How to Pay: Multi-Space Meters

Single Space Coin Meters – No credit cards or Pay by Phone Payment accepted

  • E River road south of Oak St
  • W River Road parking bays – N 4th Ave. to S 4th St.

Free Parking

Free 2 Hour Parking Address
Lake Harriet - 46th St. (Beard's Plaisance) 4520 West Lake Harriet Parkway
Lake Nokomis - North Lot 4820 Lake Nokomis Parkway East

 

No Charge Parking Address
B.F. Nelson Park Marshall Ave.
West River Road - Plymouth West River Road - Plymouth
West River Road - North 4th Ave. West River Road - North 4th Ave.
Wirth Lake - Main Beach 3200 Glenwood Ave. N
Lake Nokomis - Minnehaha Parkway Lake Nokomis - Minnehaha Parkway
Minnehaha Park - Longfellow Gardens 3965 East Minnehaha Pkwy.
Minnehaha Park - Lock & Dam 4952 Godfrey Pkwy.
Minnehaha Park - Wabun Picnic Area 4901 Godfrey Pkwy.
West River Road - 36th St. 3607 West River Pkwy. S
West River Road - 42nd St. 4201 West River Pkwy. S
North Mississippi Park 4900 North Mississippi Court

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