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Metered Parking

Limited metered parking is available on the surrounding streets.

Take the Trolly

Take the trolley from downtown; it's a great way to avoid traffic congestion & parking hassles. And it only costs 25¢!

Parking lots that are closest to the trolley stop are listed below.

Parking Facilities

The City of Santa Cruz has 22 downtown parking lots. Nine are free, with time limits. The other thirteen are pay parking. The map shows their locations.

Learn more about downtown parking facilities.

Parking lots closest to the Exploration Center:

  • Lot No. 18: Beach Hill Parking Lot (metered)
  • Lot No. 25: Depot Park South (Pay-by-Space)
  • Lot No. 24: Depot Park North (Pay-by-Space)

Parking lots closest to downtown trolley stop:

  • Lot No. 4: Cedar/Cathcart Parking Garage (Pay-by-Space)
  • Lot No. 5: Calvary Church Parking Lot (Pay-by-Space)
  • Lot No. 8: Pearl Alley Parking Lot (Free)
  • Lot No. 9: Elm/Cedar Parking Lot (Free)
map of parking
Reviewed: September 08, 2023
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