Provide and target parking resources and customer services to support existing development and foster new growth within the City Center and neighborhood business districts.
Office Operating Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
50 Ottawa Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49501-1968
24 x 7 contact number (616) 456-3751 or (616) 456-3290
Email Parking Services
Free Parking for Santa Claus Parade!
The City is providing free parking for persons attending the Santa Claus Parade on Saturday, November 23, 2013. Free Parking is provided at the Government Center or Louis Campau Parking Ramps.
Entrance gates will be down, please pull a time ticket and park. Exit gates will be open until approximately 10:30 am. Those exiting between 10:30 and 11 am should inform the Parking Facility Attendant they were at the Parade.
Vehicles exiting after 11 am will be required to pay for parking.
All day parking is free in the North Monroe, North Ionia, Scribner, Area 7, Area 8, and Area 9 surface lots.
The Downtown Development Authority, North Monroe Business Association, and Grand Rapids have funded a free DASH North shuttle for a two year trial. Service will begin on December 10, 2012 and route and stop locations are coordinated between the North Monroe Business Association and The Rapid.
Monroe North Transit Postcard.pdf
Event Rate Parking is applicable to vehicles entering parking ramps after 5 pm Monday through Friday and all day on Saturday and Sunday.
Hourly and daily maximum rates apply Monday through Friday for vehicles entering parking ramps prior to 5 pm.
Parkmobile (Pay by Cell Phone) Terms and Conditions
Parkmobile Terms and Condition 03142012.pdf
Bus Parking Information
City of Grand Rapids Customer Service Standards
Monroe Center Ramp offers one hour free parking to visitors entering prior to 6 pm Monday through Saturday.
Parking Meters are in operation each day except Sundays and City of Grand Rapids observed holidays and where parking meters are marked as enforced by posted signs.
City of Grand Rapids observed holidays are: New Years' Day, Martin Luther King Jr Birthday, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans' Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day.
Parking meters on Monroe Center are enforced Monday through Saturday from 8 am until 6 pm
Electric vehicle stations (parking meters) are enforced 24 hours per day - 7 days per week
Economic Development Tool Available
At the July 8, 2010, the Parking Commission voted to reinstate the Parking Incentive Plan. Details of the plan and application procedures available here.
VIP Evening Parking Cards
VIP parking is now a permanent program! For the low cost of $17.00 per month park between 5 pm and 6 am at Pearl and Ionia Parking Ramp (location K on the map), Cherry Commerce Parking Ramp ($17.00 at this ocation V on the map), Weston Commerce Parking Ramp (location U on the map) or Monroe Center Parking Ramps (location M on the map).
To participate in this program please complete the following forms (click on the form to view and print) and bring, fax, e mail or USPS mail to Grand Rapids Parking Services Offices. Please indicate your location of choice for the parking card. To pick up your card - park in the Ottawa Fulton Parking Ramp (location N on the map) or we'll mail it to you!
Please note that spaces allocated to this program have been established at the following levels:
Cherry Commerce 125 spaces - All available VIP cards issued
Monroe Center 100 Spaces
Pearl Ionia 100 Spaces
Weston Commerce 100 Space
Credit Card Information
If you have questions on this program, please call our offices at 616-456-3290.
Questions on Parking Tickets
Parking Tickets Questions
Gas Prices Got You Down??
The Interurban Transit Partnership / The Rapid (ITP) has a van pool program. For a monthly fee, ITP furnishes a van, gas, insurance, car washes, and routine maintenance. Minimum participation of four persons is required.
Grand Rapids Parking Services will provide FREE parking to ITP van pool customers.
Interested?? Contact Ride the Rapid 616-774-1188 or visit www.ridetherapid.org