Tampa's Downtown


Parking in Downtown Tampa

With more than 24,000 parking spaces, there’s always somewhere to park in Downtown Tampa! There are thousands of spaces in convenient garages close to businesses, attractions, shopping, restaurants, and nightlife. 

Monthly Parking

Use the Interactive Map to search for parking options, cost and availability. Call the owner/operators listed for the most accurate information.

Don’t forget you can park on the perimeter to save money or take advantage of the Downtowner ride service, Streetcar, or Coast bikeshare to help you get to your final destination.

The City of Tampa Parking Division offers a monthly on-street meter parking permit program. For only $27/month, patrons can park at one of the meters anywhere within the Zone during the workweek. The Zone is within Nebraska, Cumberland, Whiting and Walton. For more information, visit the City of Tampa Parking Division.

On Street Parking

Downtown has more than 1,600 on-street parking spaces. North of Kennedy Blvd. is free on weekends and weeknights after 6pm. Between Whiting and Kennedy, parking meters are enforced Monday – Saturday 8am-8pm and Sunday 1 pm-8pm. Between Garrison Channel and Whiting, parking meters are enforced Monday – Saturday 8am until midnight. Rates vary. 

Payment options include an on-street pay station accepting coin and credit card or through the ParkMobile App allowing time extensions where permitted.

Hourly Parking

All public parking garages have hourly parking available. Rates vary.

Event Parking

Most surface lots and public garages are available for event parking. Rates will vary. Click here for the City of Tampa’s offerings. Then take advantage of the Downtowner free ride service, In-Towner Trolley, Streetcar, Coast bikeshare or strolling on our ample sidewalks to get to your final destination.

Car Problems

Flat tire? Dead car battery? Our Downtown Guides are here to help stranded motorists. Left your keys in the car? The Downtown Guides can also arrange for Pop-a-Lock Service. Call a Guide directly at   813.267.2210.

Downtown Parking Plan

The Downtown Tampa Parking Plan is the first comprehensive analysis of parking in Tampa’s central business and events district. In the last decade, major changes in downtown have greatly influenced its overall parking profile, adding new stress to the system. The presentation outlines short and long-term recommendations from this data-driven, comprehensive study, along with implementation strategies. The plan addresses issues such as availability of parking, managing City-owned assets, and connecting parking to key destinations through enhanced mobility options.

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