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, $6.00/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

How to Pay

Pay & Display Kiosks

pay and display instructions
  1. Insert cash or insert card face up and remove quickly. Meter does not provide change.
  2. Press yellow value button to add more time.
  3. Press green button to complete transaction and print receipt.
  4. Visibly display receipt inside of vehicle on dashboard face up.



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, $1.50/hr
    • East River Road Oak to Fulton, $1.50/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 – 54 Spaces
  • E River Road between Washington and Arlington – 20 spaces
  • E River Road between Oak and Fulton – 17 spaces
  • W River Road between the Guthrie and Gold Medal Park – 14 spaces
  • S Minnehaha Dr. – between roundabout and dog park – 49 spaces
  • Minnehaha Park Dr. S – south of 54th street past dog park – 50 spaces
  • Dean Parkway - west side in front of Lake Calhoun Beach Club - 9 spaces

For Pay by Phone Payment see How to Pay: Multi-Space Meters, Option 2 below.

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

  • E River road south of Oak St – 11 spaces
  • W River Road parking bays – N 4th Ave. to S 4th St. – 32 spaces

How to Pay

Multi-Space Meters

pay station instructions
  • Option 1 – Pay at parking kiosk
  • Option 2 – Pay by phone with ParkMobile App (multi-space stick spaces only, space numbers beginning with a 9 followed by 4 digits, e.g. 90054)
    • Download the phone app from the App Store or Google Play (also available on Amazon, Windows, and Blackberry)
    • Register yourself with ParkMobile
    • Park your car, type in the space/zone number, select the duration, and start your parking by completing the transaction. Your credit card will be charged at this point.
    • $0.25 per transaction fee for the service, or $0.15/transaction if you sign up for the $0.99/month preferred membership

Coin Meters

  • Park in an open space
  • Feed the meter with coins to the desired time period
  • Take note of how much parking time you have left to avoid a ticket!

Pay by Phone Parking App

parkmobile

Pay On Mobile App

  • To pay your parking at one of our on-street kiosks, please download the MPLSParking or Parkmobile app from the App Store or Google Play (also available for Windows, Blackberry, and Amazon based devices).
  • Create your free account linked to an email address, vehicle license plate (you can add more than one!), and a credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or Discover) or PayPal.
  • Enter your space number (5 digit number beginning with a 9)
  • Select parking duration from the list
  • Confirm and pay for your space with the credit card registered to your app

For more information please check out this how-to guide from Parkmobile.

Event/Contract Parking

Event Parking

MPRB parking operations manages event parking throughout the year for one-time, recurring, and ongoing events.  For 2016, the event parking schedule is outlined below. Please note that this schedule is subject to change:

  • All event parking is first come, first serve.
  • No refunds given.
  • Cash only unless an exception is noted.
  • For cash only events, change is available.

Gopher Football Home Games - Parking at East River Flats (space limited to first 400 vehicles) - Cash Only
East River Flats Tailgating Information [PDF]
Dates of Event: 9/1, 9/10, 9/24, 10/8, 10/22, 11/5, 11/19

Free Parking

Free 2 Hour Parking Address Spaces
Lake Harriet - 46th St. (Beard's Plaisance) 4520 West Lake Harriet Parkway 16
Lake Nokomis - North Lot 4820 Lake Nokomis Parkway East 48

 

No Charge Parking Address Spaces
B.F. Nelson Park Marshall Ave. 24
West River Road - Plymouth West River Road - Plymouth 42
West River Road - North 4th Ave. West River Road - North 4th Ave. 40
Wirth Lake - Main Beach 3200 Glenwood Ave. N 110
Lake Nokomis - Minnehaha Parkway Lake Nokomis - Minnehaha Parkway 24
Minnehaha Park - Longfellow Gardens 3965 East Minnehaha Pkwy. 19
Minnehaha Park - Lock & Dam 4952 Godfrey Pkwy. 26
Minnehaha Park - Wabun Picnic Area 4901 Godfrey Pkwy. 191
West River Road - 36th St. 3607 West River Pkwy. S 19
West River Road - 42nd St. 4201 West River Pkwy. S 8
North Mississippi Park 4900 North Mississippi Court 29