Visitor Parking

Downtown Parking GarageIf you are visiting Golden, or coming into town to run a quick errand, shop or have lunch, please refer to the Downtown Visitor Parking maps to help plan your visit. The first two hours of parking are free everywhere downtown, although you must register your car in the blue zones. Please consult the map to find out  where you may park for longer than two hours. Areas in red are two hour free parking, with no registration needed, areas indicated in blue are for longer term daytime parking. You will need to register in these areas, but the first two hours are free.

Free Two-Hour Parking

  • Parking in the Orange zones indicated on the map is available only for two hours. You may not park longer than 2 hours in these areas.
  • After 5 p.m. you can park here for free and for the evening.
  • Please read signs to see what days the 2 hour parking is in effect.
  • You do not need to register your vehicle at a pay station.
Two-hour Free Parking Map

Parking 2+ Hours

  • If you plan to stay longer than two hours between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., there are convenient parking garages and parking lots close to downtown indicated in Blue on the map.
  • The first two hours are free, each additional hour is $2 to a maximum of $8/day.
  • After 5 p.m., and on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays**, you can park here for free.
  • You must register your vehicle at the pay station, even if you are planning to stay less than two hours.
  • X indicates the location of parking pay stations (or pay with Parkmobile App – more information below)
Two plus Hour Parking Map

** Holidays when parking is free in the blue zone include: New Years Day, MLK Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Downtown Parking Mobile App

parkmobile appParking downtown is now more convenient with the Parkmobile Pay by Phone app.

If you are parking downtown in one of the Pay-to-Park zones you can register your vehicle and pay for parking with the Parkmobile app, downloaded from your favorite app provider. With the app, you can pay for and/or extend your parking time conveniently from any location.

Frequent parkers can create a ‘wallet’ for multiple visits, or for use in other cities employing the Parkmobile app.

You’ll need to know your license plate number, and the Golden Parking Zone #8789. As an extra incentive, the City of Golden is picking up the transaction fee – so using the app is free, you only pay for any incurred parking charges.

Pay Parking Tickets onlinePlease contact the City for further information:
Parking@cityofgolden.net
(303) 277-8799
Parking Office Hours: Mon – Fri, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

COG Mesa

 Golden was named after Thomas L. Golden,
a gold prospector who arrived in Jefferson County in 1858.

Additional Resources

City of Golden, Colorado
COG Mesa