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Boise’s integrated new parking system, ParkBOI, delivers more convenient ways to help you find and pay for public parking in Downtown Boise.

These improvements offer:

  • •    Better use of on-street, short-term parking in core locations downtown
  • •    Long-term parking in garages and surface lots
  • •    Flexible payment choices with card, coins, or by phone with the new Parkmobile app

This helps promote vibrancy and economic prosperity for downtown businesses and the downtown community.


There are numerous parking choices for visitors to downtown Boise, including: on-street metered parking, garages and surface lots. The first 20 minutes is always free for metered parking. To activate your free 20 minutes, simply press the button on the meter.

Changes effective February 1, 2018: Changes include expanded enforcement hours and increase in metered parking rates for certain zones. These changes will help increase the availability of on-street parking for short-term visits and encourage use of garages and perimeter parking for longer stays. Learn more about Downtown On-Street Parking.

Zones 1 and 2, enforcement hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 8:00 pm, and Saturdays 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.
Zone 3 enforcement hours remain unchanged.

On-street parking is available throughout downtown. Parking rates and enforcement hours are identified by three zones:

PREMIUM (Zone 1)
Monday – Friday, from 8:00am-8:00pm: $2.00 for the first hour; $3.00 for the second hour (2 hours max)
Saturdays from 10:00am-5:00pm: $0.50 per hour (2 hours max)

Monday – Friday, from 8:00am-8:00pm: $1.25 for the first hour; $2.00 for the second hour; 2 hours max
Saturdays from 10:00am-5:00pm $0.50 per hour (2 hours max)

VALUE (Zone 3)
Monday – Friday from 8:00am-6:00pm: $0.50 for the first and second hours; $1.00 for the third and fourth hours; 4 hours max
(Third and fourth hour available through Parkmobile App ONLY)
Saturdays: No enforcement

The first 20 minutes is always free for metered parking. Pay with card, coins, or by phone with the Parkmobile App. 

Learn more about street parking

Why ParkBOI?

User-friendly technology and a fresh new approach is making Downtown Boise parking easier and faster. This means less circling, leading to cleaner air, safer streets, and a clearer path for bikes, buses, and pedestrians.

How much does parking cost?

Parking prices are incrementally raised or lowered in Downtown Boise based on the day of the week and demand. For example, parking rates on the weekends for all-day parking in the ParkBOI garages are reduced to $5 versus the normal hourly rate charged on weekdays. And, don't forget that the first hour is always free in any ParkBOI garage!

Featured Parking

Did you know that ParkBOI includes 2,567 parking spaces in six parking garages conveniently located around Downtown Boise and includes: the 9th and Main Garage, the Capitol and Main Garage, the Capitol and Front Garage, the 9th and Front Garage and the Capitol and Myrtle Garage.