We know that parking downtown can be a bear, so here's some information about it to help get you down here and parked in time for your movie.
- Parking enforcement for metered spaces downtown begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 7:00 PM., Monday through Saturday excluding holidays listed on the meter. Meter parking is free on Sundays.
- Parking in meter spaces on surface parking lots begins at 8:00 am and ends at 6:00 PM, Monday through Saturday excluding holidays listed on the meter. Meter parking in surface lots is free on Sundays.
- Parking enforcement in City garages begins at 8:00 am and ends at 6:00 PM Monday through Friday. Parking in City garages is free on Saturday and Sunday.
- Meter enforcement will not occur on observed city holidays.
- There are six multi-level parking garages in downtown Columbia. The six facilities have a total of 2,300 parking spaces.
- In addition to these off-street facilities, the city has 10 additional off-street surface lots in the downtown business district available. These offer a total of 535 off-street parking spaces; 138 of those off-street spaces are metered parking. Additionally, the Utility maintains 1,683 meters on-street. Finally, scattered throughout the entire downtown business district, there are more than 80 accessible parking spaces.
Visit the City of Columbia's Parking Utility page for more information.