This story originally ran on VeloCityOKC.com.
Driving into the downtown area of any large city brings up the questions of where to park and how much will it cost? Luckily for residents and visitors to OKC, parking is relatively inexpensive compared to other large metro areas. And now, the new OKC Streetcar makes finding parking and getting to your destination easier than ever. Read on for the low-down on where to park and then easily hop on the streetcar to ride to your final destination.
The streetcar will offer free rides through Jan. 5, 2019. Following the grand opening period, rides will be $1 each or $3 for a day pass. Check out OKCStreetcar.com for all the details.
Here’s our rundown from north to south of great places to park along the streetcar route. For a more comprehensive parking guide, check out the map below. Each parking pin includes info on prices (subject to change, especially during events) and the nearest streetcar stop.
- Street parking in the Midtown area is generally free – just be sure to park inside the lines.
- Most lots around Midtown are free, but some are for specific retail and restaurant customers only.
- Street parking is free for two hours.
- For other options, check out the parking garage at 10th and Broadway and the surface lot at 4th and Broadway.
- Street parking is abundant along Robinson and on the surrounding blocks. Spots are metered with a 2 hour maximum between Sheridan and 7th and free for two hours between 7th and 11th.
Central Business District
- Parking meters are available in the Central Business District with a 2 hour maximum ($2/hour or .50/15 minutes). Meters are enforced from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays.
- Garage choices are endless in this area. Check out Main Street, Santa Fe, Arts District and Sheridan Walker for easy parking.
Myriad Botanical Gardens/Chesapeake Energy Arena/Cox Convention Center
- Parking garages are readily available in this part of downtown: Century Center, Cox Convention Center, Santa Fe and Main Street.
- Street parking around these venues is another great option, especially on nights and weekends (it’s free).
- Lower Bricktown lots are free when validated by a retail shop or restaurant.
- If you don’t mind paying to park in Bricktown, many surface lots are available throughout the area as well as a garage east of Sheridan and Mickey Mantle.
- Two hour metered parking is available all over Bricktown.
Whether you're catching a ball game, trying a new restaurant or just exploring downtown, we hope the streetcar transports you to new places and helps you discover more reasons to love OKC.
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