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Take advantage of the resources on this page to find out where and how to Park Once and experience the neighborhood.


Due to the impact COVID-19 health precautions have had on small business - including many in Uptown, University Circle's busiest commercial district - the map below shows adjusted parking rates to reflect all lots that currently offer at least 30 minutes of free parking in Uptown. 

For a full list of parking locations in University Circle, check out the transportation resource map



Parkmobile is a mobile payment option that makes parking a breeze! Parkmobile is accepted at 15+ locations across University Circle. To get started, download the Parkmobile app (iOS  and Android) or register at To register, you'll need to provide your license plate number and payment information. You can register up to five license plates on one account. Once registered, use the app to enter the Zone Number listed on the signs by the pay station and/or by the stickers on the meters to start a session. 




Download Parkmobile to pay for parking with your phone in 15+ parking lots across University Circle. You'll get a notification 15 min before your meter expires so you never have to "feed the meter" again!

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Park Once

University Circle is a Park Once destination, with convenient parking facilities located throughout the district. Downloadable parking maps are available for the Uptown, Wade Oval and Little Italy districts. In addition to most of the neighborhood being within a 10 to 15-minute walk, take advantage of the following options to easily move between venues.

CircleLink Shuttles

CircleLink Shuttles

If you live, work, or visit University Circle, you can take CircleLink to your next destination! CircleLink is a FREE circulator service that operates throughout the neighborhood.



The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority is the public transit agency for Cleveland, Ohio, and the surrounding suburbs of Cuyahoga County.

Employee Parking

Permit parking is available throughout the district in a variety of lots and garages. Some employers offer special accommodations for carpool, vanpool, clean fuel vehicles, or other alternative mode commuters. Check out our map  to view locations or contact us for more information on options available to you.

Visitor Parking

Convenient visitor parking options are available throughout University Circle with hours and rates that vary by venue. Check out our map  to view locations. Short-term on-street parking is available in the primary commercial districts (Uptown and Little Italy), while longer-term parking is available in nearby off-street lots and garages. Park Once garages are optimally situated for access to the district’s primary visitor destinations and feature hours and rates geared towards visitors who plan to visit multiple venues on a single trip. Plan your visit using the interactive map and see below for more information on Park Once options.

Ford Road Garage – Serving Uptown and the Hessler/Bellflower Historic District
Museum of Natural History Garage – Serving the Wade Oval Cultural Distict
Veale Center Garage – Serving CWRU South Campus and University Hospitals

Valet Service

Several University Circle destinations offer valet parking daily or for featured events. Check with your destination to see what options are available. 

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