Visitor Parking

Handicap Parking

Designated handicap parking is available in the visitor pay parking lots. Visitors must display the State of Colorado Disability Placard on their vehicle while in the visitor handicap parking areas along with parking payment receipt or the vehicle will be ticketed. Handicap parking spaces are subject to the same rate structure as indicated in the Patient and Visitor Parking section below.

Patient/Visitor Parking

On the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, there are daily cash customer parking lots for CU Anschutz Medical Campus Patients and Visitors: Parking for patients or visitors is located at any parking lot signed "Patient and Visitor Parking" and at parking meters. The daily parking rates are as follows:

  • $1.00 per hour up to 8 hours
  • Daily Maximum Rate - $8.00
  • Parking meters are 25 cents / 15 minutes with a maximum stay of 4 hours
  • Evenings after 4PM - $1.00 flat rate
  • Weekends and Campus Holidays - $1.00 flat rate

The visitor parking lots have automated pay stations. The license plate of the vehicle parked will need to be entered at the pay station upon payment. The receipt does not have to be displayed on the dash of the vehicle. The pay stations accept many forms of payment:

  • Cash/coin up to a $5 bill (Change is NOT given at the machine. A refund receipt will be issued and will need to be taken to the parking office in Building 500.)
  • Credit card payments accepted (Visa, MasterCard, Discover)
  • Day Passes can be purchased from the Parking Office

Parkmobile Pay By Phone

Using Parkmobile allows you to pay for parking, at Parkmobile enabled pay stations, by phone. When using Parkmobile you choose how long you want to park and pay for that amount of time. When the expiration time approaches, you can receive a text alert allowing you to extend your time (within the maximum time limit for the lot.) For more information please visit the Parkmobile University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus website. Advantages include:
  • Decreased chance of parking fines with text message expiration reminders sent to your cell phone.
  • A new smart phone app which enables all of the capabilities of the service with the touch of a button.
  • Parking receipts via email/text message.
  • Corporate accounts: Parkmobile offers the option to create corporate accounts with an unlimited number of parkers and the ability to pre-pay in denominations available for departmental use.
  • A $.35 transaction fee will apply for each transaction.
To pay by phone, you will first need to create an account with Parkmobile.
Contact us with any additional questions, 303-724-2555.

Denver Performing Arts Complex

1055 13th Street, Denver, CO (enter via Arapahoe or Champa Streets)

Visitor parking rates:

  • After 2:00PM - $12 cash upon entry, if you have a validation with you it can be used but the validation must total the $12 prepay rate.
  • Early Bird Rate - $9 when entering before 7:30AM and being out of the garage before 6:00PM, Monday-Friday
  • 1 hour - $5 under 60 minutes of parking
  • 2 hours - $7 under 120 minutes of parking
  • 2-5 hours - $10
  • 5+ hours - $16 
  • Overnight - $21 when the vehicle is still parked after 4:00AM

Parking Validations:

  • Parking validation tickets can be purchased in advance for use at the Denver Performing Arts Complex garage.
  • Validations are purchased in the increments of the visitor parking rate structure above.
  • University Departments can purchase parking validations for use when a member of the Department has business at the Denver Campus.

Metered Street Parking

2 hour meters are located along the streets of downtown. Parking meters are in close proximity to the Lawrence Street Center and CU Dravo Building. As on street parking has more limited availability it is recommended that you also have an alternate parking plan when choosing this parking option to visit the Denver Campus.

  • On street parking meters are $1.00 per hour up to a maximum of 2 hours, Monday through Saturday 8:00AM to 10:00PM.
  • There is no parking on downtown streets from 2:00AM to 6:00AM. No overnight or long term on street parking. However, there are other available options to accommodate this type of need.
  • Parking on downtown streets is free on Sundays and City holidays
  • On street parking meters accept quarters, dimes and nickels for cash payments. They also accept credit card payments.

Oversized Vehicle and Motorcycle Parking

Oversized vehicles have special parking options in Downtown Denver, motorcycles can be parked four to a meter space, and scooters cannot be locked to lights, benches or trees. Information on parking oversized vehicles, motorcycles or scooters.

Use Experience Downtown Denver to find additional public parking lots and garages located near your Downtown destination.

Contact Info:

Parking & Transportation

CU Anschutz Medical Campus
Fitzsimons Building
(1st Floor west side of the Food Court seating area)

  • Weekdays 7:30am to 4:30pm
  • Phone: 303-724-2555
  • Fax: 303-724-0079
  • After hours call: 303-724-4444

Denver Campus
Auraria Campus Parking and Transportation
7th Street Parking Garage (located at Seventh Street and Lawrence Way)
1st Floor

  • Weekdays 7:30am to 4:30pm
  • Phone: 303-556-2003