First Hour Free!

Introducing another great reason to be downtown… FREE garage parking.

Next time you are downtown, try a Park & Go City garage where your first hour is FREE and first floor Shopper Zones are available for your convenience.

Special Event Parking

A flat rate will be charged for certain events held in the Downtown area. To reserve a parking space ahead of time, visit our Event Parking page. These rates are charged just for the day of the event and they may vary from week to week. You can contact our office at 402-441-PARK(7275) to find out how much parking will cost at the event you plan on attending. Or look for the event parking signs at each parking facility.

i-Park Card

A prepaid, value card used each time you enter and exit the parking facilities designed provide a convenient way to park downtown. It eliminates the need for cash and check payments as well as speeds up the time it takes to exit the garage. You can pick up your i-Park card at the Parking Office

How much does the i-Park Card cost?

i-Park participants receive a 20% bonus value.

The available increments and bonus rates are listed below:

Your Cost Parking Value $30 $36 $60 $72

Where can I use the i-Park Card?
  • Blue 3 - 535 P Street
  • Carriage Park - 11th & L Streets
  • Center Park - 11th & N Streets
  • Cornhusker Square - 12th & L Streets
  • Green 2 - 530 "P" Street
  • Haymarket - 9th & Q Streets
  • Larson Building - 13th & Q Streets
  • Market Place - 10th & Q Streets
  • Lumberworks - Canopy & N Streets
  • Que Place - 11th & Q Streets
  • Red 1 - 555 R Street
  • University Square - 14th & P Streets
  • West Depot Lot - 7th & O Streets

Participants will have access to these facilities 24 hours a day, 7 days a week subject to availability and special events.

What do I do when my card balance is low?

You can use your card until it has a $0 balance. If you want to add more value to your card simply return to the Parking Card website and load more money onto your card.

Why does my i-Park card say “unreadable” when I try to use it?

The magnetic strip on your card is very sensitive and should be kept away from magnets or magnetic surfaces such as credit cards or cell phones. When you swipe the card and the message you get is “unreadable,” your card has been de-magnetized. Please stop by the Parking Office to replace it.

Will these cards work on Husker Football game days or special events?

Validated or discounted parking is not accepted during special event *prepays such as Arena concerts, Farmer’s Market, football games, Lied Center events, etc. *A prepay is a flat rate we collect upon entry to the parking facility. It alleviates the “run out” after an event.

What if I lose my i-Park Card?

If your card is lost or damaged, a new one can be issued at the City of Lincoln Parking Office. The City of Lincoln Parking is not liable for stolen value any card. The value of these cards is neither transferable nor refundable. Note: Please keep cards away from magnets or magnetic surfaces.

Park & Go Plus

The Park & Go Plus Validation Program allows you to prepay for guest parking without the need for cash & check payments. Validation coupons are sold in one-hour up to all day coupons with the first hour being free. Businesses can use the tickets to validate part-time employee parking as well. If employees are encouraged to use the tickets, more on-street parking can be kept open for potential patrons.

Where can I get Park & Go Plus Validations?

You can pick up your validation coupons in the main Parking Office at 850 “Q” Street in Lincoln, NE 68508, Monday through Friday from 7:30a.m. to 5:30p.m. Note: Please call in your order ahead of time, as these are made-to-order coupons.

How do I use Park & Go Plus Validations?

Validation coupons are immediately activated upon purchase. For example: If you are a business that is using them to pay for your patrons’ parking, give them a coupon for the hours parked. For more information on how to use them while exiting the facility, please look to our Express Park page.

How much do Park & Go Plus Validations cost?

The cost of a validation coupon is $1.25 for each hour, but the first hour is FREE on us!

Where can the validation coupons be used?

Validation coupons are valid and regular rates apply at the following City owned parking facilities:

  • Blue 3 - 535 P Street
  • Carriage Park - 11th & L Streets
  • Center Park - 11th & N Streets
  • Cornhusker Square - 12th & L Streets
  • Haymarket - 9th & Q Streets
  • Larson Building - 13th & Q Streets
  • Market Place - 10th & Q Streets
  • Lumberworks - Canopy & N Streets
  • Que Place - 11th & Q Streets
  • University Square - 14th & P Streets
  • West Depot Lot - 7th & O Streets

Participants will have access to these facilities 24 hours a day, 7 days a week subject to availability. Validated parking is not allowed on Husker Football Saturdays.

Validated parking is not allowed for event parking rates (aka event prepay), such as Lied Center events. No refunds will be issued for any unused coupons.

Farmers’ Market Special

Before browsing for fresh produce and baked goods, park your car at the Haymarket garage, Lumberworks garage, or West Depot lot for a $3 prepay special. Offer good on Saturdays during the Farmers’ Market. For a brief shopping experience, visit the Market Place, Red 1, Green 2, or Blue 3 garage for your First Hour FREE.