820 W St. Germain St.
St. Cloud, MN 56301
|DOWNTOWN PARKING DOES EXIST!
|Parking is an important, though often neglected, element of the urban transportation system. It plays a key role in mode choice and travel behavior, consumes a large amount of urban land, and has significant direct and indirect impacts on the environment. Policies that establish amounts and costs of parking are usually made solely by local government, but often have regional impacts.
The purpose of a parking system, again, is to encourage more frequent turnover in a concentrated urban area. The parking system in Downtown St. Cloud also helps to secure funding for ongoing maintenance and future projects such as ramp expansions or new parking ramps.
SOME FREE PARKING NOW BEING OFFERED
Beginning June 1, 2009 through Decembeer 31, 2009, there will be a trial period in effect to allow for up to 2 hours of FREE on-street parking in Downtown.
The trial area is along West St. Germain Street (between 4th - 10th Avenues) and along portions of 5th Avenue and 7th Avenue.
IMPORTANT: Over-the-limit fines are $20.
There is a 2-hour limit for FREE parking within this area. The same vehicle may not park on the same block within the same day longer than 2 hours. This is enforced on holidays as well. Signs will be posted.
For those that plan to stay longer than 2 hours, we recommend that you park in one of the ramps or in the parking lots with meters that allow for 4-10 hour parking.
4-hour meter lots include:
10-hour meter lots include:
- Railway Lot
- River's Edge Lot
- Timber Lot
- Canoe Lot
- Judicial Lot
- Civic Center Lot
- River Boat Lot
Hours of enforcement 8:00 am - 6:00 pm, Monday - Friday, including holidays.
To obtain a flyer (page 1) with the details, click here.
To obtain a flyer (page 2) with the map, click here.
To see Sean Dwyer's video on You Tube, click here.
|Reasonably priced - $.50 per hour (varies by ramp)
Evenings & Weekends FREE!
Click on the following link to find a Downtown Parking Map.
Hours of Enforcement
Downtown parking meters are enforced 8 am until 6 pm, Monday through Friday. Meters are NOT enforced on weekends or Holidays.
Welcome to St. Cloud's Downtown. For those of you that plan to stay longer than two (2) hours, we recommend that you park in one of the ramps or in the parking lots with meters that allow for 4-10 hour parking. Those lots include:
|Railway Lot || 4 hour meters|
|River's Edge Lot|| 4 hour meters|
|Timber Lot|| 4 hour meters|
|Canoe Lot|| 4 hour meters|
|Judicial Lot|| 4 hour meters|
|Civic Center Lot || 4 hour meters|
|Canoe Lot|| 4 hour meters|
|River Boat Lot|| 4 hour meters|
|Cloverleaf Lot|| 10 hour meters|
|Swan Lot || 10 hour meters |
|General Guidelines for Parking Permits
|"A" Permits - Stalls are designated with a square red sticker on the meter. If no meter is present, signs are posted to indicate "A" parking. "A" permit holders may also park at meters with white stickers in lots 5, 8, 9 and 10.
"B" Permits - Stalls are designated with a white sticker on the meter. If no meter is present, signs are posted to indicate "B" parking.
You will be ticketed for "Expired Meter" if you park at a meter with no sticker on it and you fail to insert coins in the meter.
Where to Display Your Permit
Permits must be displayed on the lowest portion of the rearmost driver's side window. If the permit is not in the proper position, you may be ticketed!
Part-time Employee Option
This program is fairly new and is an incentive to entice employees to park in the ramps rather than at the meters. Employees/businesses can be issued a special Paramount ramp card and then billed each month based on actual usage, Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm, at 40 cents per hour (more affordable than quarterly ramp card).
Contract Parking is Also Available
Civic Center Ramp , call 650-3374;
Grand Central Ramp, call 251-8075;
Paramount Ramp, call 255-1376;
Centre Square Ramp, call 251-8075
Where to Purchase Your Permit
Permits are sold by the City Cashier at City Hall; 400 2nd Street South; St. Cloud, MN 56301; 320-650-3374
For Concerns, Complaints and Suggestions regarding Parking
Contact City Hall at (320) 650-3374 (or) Downtown Council Office at (320) 257-8600