During your visit to Salt Lake you want to spend less time worrying about parking and more time enjoying all the wonderful things we have to offer. While parking across most of the area is free, visitors may come across fees in high-traffic areas like Downtown Salt Lake City. We’ve put together a quick guide below, so you can plan ahead and have no trouble finding the perfect, convenient spot. 


Downtown boasts over 32,000 parking spots in garages, lots, and on the street. Whether hitting up a Utah Jazz game, the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, or a highly recommended restaurant, there is more than enough parking to go around.

You’ll find convenient metered parking throughout downtown that accepts coins and credit card payments. The cost is $2.25 per hour Monday through Friday. If your spot does not have an individual meter, park your car and proceed to any nearby blue meter pay station or use the Park SLC App. Next, enter your space number and payment option. Monday through Friday, paid parking runs from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., with a two-hour maximum. Saturdays also have a two-hour maximum (though at no cost), and Sundays have no parking restrictions.

Among the numerous downtown parking garages and lots to utilize: City Creek Center at 50 South Main Street (first two hours are free; $2 each additional hour), Regent Street Garage at 119 South Regent Street ($2 per hour), and One Utah Center Parking at 201 South Main Street ($4 first hour $2 each additional hour).

Salt Palace Convention Center

When visiting the Salt Palace Convention Center, your parking options are many. Open seven days a week, there are 600 stalls in the South Lot (enter from 200 South between West Temple and 200 West) and 400 stalls in the West Lot (Enter from 300 West between 100 South and South Temple).

Open Monday through Sunday from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., the daily max rate is $12 and goes down to $5 if you arrive after 5 p.m.

Temple Square

Find parking near Temple Square at the Conference Center parking facility by entering on West Temple. Parking hours are from 4:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. If you take a tour of Temple Square, your parking is validated. Otherwise, the cost is $10. This parking lot tends to fill quickly. If there are no spots available, find a parking attendant at the entrance, and they will direct you to another lot. 

Mountain America Exposition Center 

The Mountain America Expo Center offers 1,700 free, outdoor parking spots, with overflow parking nearby. The Jordan Commons charges $5 per day for event parking, and the inContact parking garage on the west side of State Street is free to event attendees anytime Saturday and Sunday and after 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Liberty Park

To enjoy the spacious Liberty Park offering everything from walking and running paths to paddle boats and a children’s amusement park, visitors should take advantage of free parking in the surface lot off of the park’s west entrance.