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New Parking Regulations in Effect in Golden - Please Read the Following Information

New Parking Regulations in Effect in Golden - Please Read the Following Information

Downtown Visitor Parking

We're glad you've come to visit us in Downtown Golden! If you are shopping, dining, or just enjoying a stroll downtown, we offer the first 2-hour free parking in the orange zone area outlined on this page. Check out the Ore Cart Transit Service Gold Route to get around town, find information here.

Parking is free for the first 2 hours of parking in our downtown parking lots and garages after registering your license plate. Register your vehicle at the pay station even if you are staying less than 2 hours. If you are coming for a special event or parking outside the downtown area, please be aware that the surrounding neighborhoods have resident permit parking. LOCAL TIP: The parking garages typically have plenty of open parking spots and are only one block east of Washington Avenue on Jackson Street. Additionally, The Clear Creek Parking Lot, located at 304 10th Street, is a great area to check for additional parking. This lot is a short walk from Parfet Park.

Clear Creek Recreation Parking

If you are coming to Golden to recreate in Clear Creek, please be aware that all parking on 10th St. west of Washington Ave. now requires either a permit or a fee from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

  • You must register your car at a kiosk or by mobile app.
  • You can park all day for just $8. *Parking fines are $100 in this zone. Read signage carefully!
  • We encourage creek users to instead, use the FREE Clear Creek Parking Lot located at 304 10th St. at the intersection of 10th & Archer Streets.

Free Two Hour Parking Map



  • Parking in the Orange zones indicated on the map is available only for 2 hours. You may not park longer than 2 hours in these areas.
  • After 5 p.m. you can park there for free and for the evening.
  • Two-hour parking is in effect in these areas 7 days/week.
  • You do not need to register your vehicle at a pay station.


Plenty of free parking is available in the Clear Creek Parking Lot, located at 304 10th St., across from the former Coors office building. This parking is perfect for visitors and users of Clear Creek.



  • If you plan to stay longer than two hours between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., there are convenient parking garages and parking lots close to downtown indicated in Blue on the map.
  • The first two hours are free, each additional hour is $2 to a maximum of $8/day.
  • After 5 p.m., and on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays**, you can park here for free.
  • You must register your vehicle at the pay station, even if you are planning to stay less than two hours.
  • X indicates the location of parking pay stations

** Holidays when parking is free in the blue zone include: New Years Day, MLK Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Parking Contact Info:
(303) 277-8799
*Parking Office Hours: Mon – Fri, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

2 Hour Parking Map

Accessible Parking



The map indicates designated accessible parking for our visitors who may need to park in close proximity to downtown. Additional designated spaces are located within both parking garages.

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