PARKING PROGRAMS
 

Downtown Parking Map

Over 300 Free 90-Minute On-Street Parking Spaces!

All ramps and Lot 9 currently accepts debit/credit card payments. We hope to provide this service in all our ramps and lots in the future. 

Several programs have been developed through the Parking Committee's Five Year Parking Plan to make parking downtown for businesses and customers an easy, pleasant and cost-effective experience:

Customer Assistance - Lock-out service, escort service and jump starts are available Monday - Thursday from 7:30 am - 2 am, Fridays from 7:30 am - 2 am and Saturdays from 10 am - 2 am.  Note that you must make contact with a lot attendant or press the HELP button located on any of our machines in the reamps for this assistance. At all other times, call Central City Parking at 342-6383 for assistance.

Early Bird Discount
 - Provides for a discounted parking rate for those entering a participating parking facility before 9:30 am and park their vehicles at the rooftop level.  Daily Vouchers can be purchased in sheets of 12 for $48.00. More details on Early Bird parking are available for Ramp #2 (Epic) and Ramp #4 (Arcadia).

Evening Special Event Program
 - Provides businesses with a discounted rate for evening events of 50 people or more who will be entering our attended facilities before 5:00pm and leaving after 5:00pm.  This program is designed to discount the cost of parking for large events that overlap the daily and evening rates.  Currently our attended facility rates are $1.75 for the first hour and $1.00 for every half hour thereafter with a maximum rate of $10.00 if you enter the facility before 5:00pm.  If you enter the facility after 5:00pm the rates are the same with a maximum rate of $5.00 for the evening.
 
Meter Cards - this plastic meter debit card can be acquired at the Central City Parking office.  The cost is a $7 deposit and the card can store up to $50, which is good at any individual downtown parking meter. Parking meters are free after 5:00 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends. 
 
Online Payment - Monthly parking permits and parking violations can be paid from any place with internet access. 

Parking Validation
- This program allows businesses to pay for their customer's parking.  Over 80 businesses currently validate parking for their customers; For a current list of businesses that validate, visit the Parking Validation page.  Program Members can validate parking for 67% of the regular hourly rate charged in Central City Parking’s attended facilities, including:

  • Epic Center Ramp located on South and Henrietta Street.
  • Kalamazoo Mall Ramp on Portage Street.
  • Lot 9 located on Water and Edwards Street.
There are two methods for validating parking:
  • Parking Vouchers
    2 ½” x 2 ½” size one hour vouchers are sold in sheets of 12 for $14.04 per sheet and ½ hour vouchers for $8.04 per sheet.  Vouchers can be ordered 24 hours in advance and purchased as needed.  Vouchers can then be used in 1 hour and ½ hour increments.
     
  • On Line Validation (OLV) System
    Three options are available with our On-Line Validation System:
    • Validate the customer’s ticket
    • Print a validation voucher
    • Email the customer the validation voucher

Part-Time Employee Discount - Downtown businesses and employees may purchase parking stamps for employee parking at a discounted rate.

  • $2.00 per day or sheets of 10 for $20.00 plus a one-time purchase of a window stamp for $1.00.  The program is good in the Epic Center Ramp #2 and the Kalamazoo Mall Ramp #3 for a maximum of 6 hours of rooftop parking with no other restrictions.
  • $4.50 per day or sheets of 10 for $42.50 plus a one-time purchase of a window stamp for $1.00.  The program is good in the Epic Center Ramp #2 and the Kalamazoo Mall Ramp #3 for all day rooftop parking with no other restrictions.
Employer Sponsored Employee Parking Program (6 Hours or Full Day)
 
Employee Parking Program
 
 
All of these programs require employer participation; no stickers can be purchased directly by the employee.


To get started with any of these programs, please contact Central City Parking at 269.342.6383.