Choose from time-limited, metered and long-term spaces found at the city parking garage, lots and on-street spaces. Use the map tabs to locate parking information near your destination.

SW Downtown Garage

From the garage you can walk to several downtown destinations, including:

  1. SW Downtown Garage
  2. Criminal Justice Center
  3. Hippodrome State Theatre
  4. Alachua County Admin Bldg
  5. Visit Gainesville, Alachua County, FL
  6. City Hall
  7. Bo Diddley Plaza
  8. Family and Civil Justice Center

Daily Rates:
6am-6pm – $1/hr ($6 max)
6pm-6am – $5/night

Monthly Rate:
Unlimited access – $25/mo. +tax

Discounted Quarterly Rate:
Unlimited access – $20/mo. +tax
(advance purchase required)

The SW Downtown Garage is fully automated; while there are no gates or cashiers stationed at the vehicular entry/exit lanes, parking attendants make regular patrols through the garage and are available to assist you.

The garage operates on a Pay-by-Plate system and parking is paid using the Passport app – available for any smartphone.

Read FAQs about the app here.

Own a business downtown? Ask us about parking validation options.

Parking lots in downtown Gainesville, FL

Downtown Parking Lots

Hours of Operation & Rates
Metered Lots: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Monday through Friday

LOT NO. LOT TYPE COST
2 No Meters Free
3 10hrs Meters from 8am-6pm $0.25/hour
4 2hr Meters $0.50/hour
5 2hr Meters $0.50/hour
6 Free Nightly,
Permit during the day
10 Monthly Permits - Valid Weekdays Only $30/month
13 2hr Meters $0.50/hour
18 Free Nightly,
Permit during the day
GRU Free Nightly,
Permit during the day

Lot 10 Permits are available for purchase at the SW Downtown Garage Office

Buy a Garage Permit

Buy a SW Garage garage parking permit online

Purchase monthly or quarterly parking permits for the SW Downtown Garage online – can be autorenewed.

BUY A PERMIT

City Bike Share

Gainesville, Florida's city bike share program

There’s no need to reserve – rent a bike, ride it where you like, then return it to any docking station.

SEE BIKE RACKS

Park Once & Ride

RTS Bus Transfer Station in Gainesville, Florida

Park and ride to UF, Shands, Butler Plaza, Oaks Mall, Gainesville Regional Airport, Innovation Hub and more!

SEE RTS BUS ROUTES