Street & Parking Garage Options

Downtown Appleton offers a variety of safe, convenient parking options, including:

  • Metered street parking
  • Multiple parking garages
  • Off-street parking at select businesses

Parking meters on College Ave. are $1.00 per hour and are limited to two hours from 9am-6pm.  Meter parking is free after 6pm on weekdays and all day on Sundays and holidays.

Download the free Passport Parking App on your Apple or Android devices. Payment for parking can be made by debit or credit card. The app allows users to extend parking time remotely – provided it is within the time limit of the parking space. Users can also receive notifications when their time is about to expire. The meters will still accept coins for users that prefer that method. The app is available for use at all of the almost 1,000 metered parking spaces across downtown.  See a quick demo video.

Parking Ramps offer a safe, covered and convenient options:

  • The Red (Red Lion), Green (P.A.C.) and Yellow (East on Washington St.) parking garages are now pay as you exit and accept cash, credit cards, permits and validated hotel cards.  Rates are just $2 for less than 3 hours, $2 for 3-4 hours, and $5 for over 4 hours.
  • The Purple (Soldier's Square) parking garage charges $2 with a 3 hour maximum stay.
    (For parking garage locations, see maps below.)
  • The Blue (City Center) parking garage is now CLOSED to vehicles.  It reached the end of its useful life and will be torn down in 2019.

Click here to view a detailed map of parking options and rates.

Watch a video on the parking ramps.

Check out our FREE Downtown Trolley, too!

Parking Garage Locations - Maps