Park Tucson -- the City of Tucson's Parking Manager

New Smart Parking Meters Have Arrived!

Park Tucson is pleased to announce the installation of the first 1050 new smart parking meters that will provide improved customer service to our on-street parking guests. The new meters are solar-powered and accept credit, debit, and smart cards in addition to coins. A smart-phone mobile app is also avialable for payment. Simply search for "GoTucson" in your app store!

The existing coin-only meters of Downtown, Main Gate Square, and those near the UA campus are being replaced with these smart meters. In March, we will begin the process of installing smart meters on the 4th Avenue Business District.

For more information on the meters, how they work, and how to use them, visit: or read about them here News Release. Watch Channel 12's story about smart meters here.

Metered On-Street Parking

  • There are 1,200 meters along the Sun Link corridor. Metered spaces are free all weekend and after 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday.

Park Tucson Garages

  1. City/State (easy access from Interstate 10, just east of the Circle K)
  2. Main Library (enter off Alameda St.)
  3. Pennington Street (enter off Scott Ave.)
  4. Depot Plaza (underground parking on 5th Ave.)
  5. Centro (easy access from in-bound Broadway Blvd.)


Parking Tips

It’s important for motorists to park correctly in street spaces adjacent to the streetcar tracks. All parts of your vehicle – including tires and side mirror – must be within the marked white lines of the parking space. Park incorrectly and you may pay a fine, towing costs, and impound fees.

Park Tucson Overview

Park Tucson offers conveniently-located on-street parking, parking garages, and parking lots in Downtown Tucson and along the Sun Link modern streetcar route. We also manage resident and non-resident on-street permit parking programs in neighborhoods around the University of Arizona and the business districts along the Sun Link line. We offer parking near government and other offices in Downtown, as well as cultural, retail, dining and entertainment venues from the Mercado District on Tucson's West Side to the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center area. For parking information call (520) 791-5071 or email us at

Centro Garage has the most affordable daytime rate in Downtown Tucson!

Mornings and afternoons (6am through 5pm), seven days a week: $3
Evenings (5pm through 6am), Sunday through Wednesday: $3
Evenings (5pm through 6am), Thursday through Saturday: $5

Centro Garage is located at the southeast corner of the 4th Avenue underpass and Congress Street, across from The Cadence and the Rialto Theatre. Centro is just across the street from the Historic Train Depot and Hotel Congress as well.

Centro Garage is your first stop for shopping, nightlife, and events. Park at Centro and you're steps away from East Congress Street and 4th Avenue restaurants and entertainment, including four restaurants and shops located on the outside of the garage. The Sun Link streetcar stop in front of Centro will take you to the University of Arizona and Main Gate Square's 80+ shops, restaurants, bars, services, events, and attractions.

Centro Garage with streetcar and rainbow