Our Mission: To Park the Masses.

Ever find yourself circling the downtown Gainesville or UF areas in search of parking? Search no more!

Click on the tabs to the left for more detailed parking information such as locations & rates or view our map below for all downtown & UF area parking options.

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Southwest Downtown Garage

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The SW Downtown Parking Garage is located in the heart of downtown Gainesville in close proximity to public buildings, restaurants, and nightclubs. The garage can be accessed from both SW 3rd Street and SW 2nd Street 24 hours a day, 7 days week.

SW Downtown Garage
105 SW 3rd Street
Gainesville, FL 32601

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Downtown: Parking Lots

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The downtown Gainesville area provides time-limited, metered and long-term parking. Convenient on and off-street parking areas are available near most merchants and businesses throughout the downtown area.

Going downtown is a breeze. Come visit us today!

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Downtown: On-Street Parking

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The downtown Gainesville area provides time-limited, metered and long-term parking. Parking Operations maintains and collects over 400 parking meters in the downtown and university areas.

Located a meter malfunctioning or one not working? Call (352) 334-2559 to report a problem. Please use the meter number when reporting a problem.

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RTS: Park and Ride

Avoid the Cost and Lost Time of Parking Hassles. Use the SW Downtown Parking Garage as your one stop and then ride the bus or bike to alternative locations. Let the Park Once System work for you and leave the driving to RTS!

Park at the SW Downtown Parking Garage and Ride Route 1, 5, 25 or 46 to UF, Shands, Butler Plaza, Oaks Mall, Gainesville Regional Airport, Innovation Hub and more!

  • Route 1 & 25 stops located on SW 2nd Avenue at 2nd Street.
  • Route 5 stop located on University Avenue.
  • Now Available, Route 46!
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On the street or in a garage:
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We’ve created a map to help you find parking suited to your needs. Which zones are metered? Which zones are free for a limited time? Find the answers here.

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