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Special Event Parking

A pay-on-entry fee is charged during special event parking. The fee is $9 for single-day events, or $7 for events that occur over multiple days.

Parking Services designates special event parking when a large number of people are expected to exit a parking garage or lot at the same time. Cash, parking voucher (coupon), Visa or MasterCard are accepted. Our staff will collect payment from each vehicle as it enters the garage, and each vehicle will be issued a special event parking ticket. The ticket will be valid until 6:00 am the following day. If you park beyond the time limit, you will be required to make an additional payment when exiting.

Click here for a calendar of events and affected garages – Coming soon!

 


General Garage Information & Rates

 

In all city parking garages, parking booths are attended Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. During these times, customers may pay for hourly parking and also pay parking citations. During other hours, payment is made when exiting from the garages using the exit pay-in-lane stations. Both the attendants and stations accepts coins, cash, validation tickets, and Master or Visa Credit Cards.

 


Civic Center Garage

 

The Civic Center Garage is largest city garage with 550 spaces. The garage is located behind the Buncombe County Public Library off of Haywood Street, adjacent to Vanderbilt Apartments and the US Cellular Center Asheville. There are two entrances to this garage, one entrance off of Haywood Street between the library and the Vanderbilt Apartments, and the other off of Rankin Avenue at the rear of the garage. The main vehicle exit is on Rankin Avenue with an exit for permit vehicles at Haywood Street. Pedestrian exits are located at Rankin Avenue, Walnut Street, and on Haywood Street (fifth floor connection with Buncombe County Public Library).

 

Parking rates:

  • First hour free, second hour or any portion of $2.50 followed by $1.25 per each additional hour or fraction thereof.  (Daily maximum: $12).
  • Special event single occurrence: $9 for single-day; $7 for multi-day
  • Monthly rate: $100

 


Rankin Avenue Garage

 

The Rankin Avenue Garage, with 262 spaces, is located between Haywood Street and Rankin Avenue just north of College Street, with a pedestrian entrance off of Haywood Street. There are two entrances, one off of Walnut Street and the other off of Rankin Avenue. The main vehicle exit is on Rankin Avenue with an exit for permit vehicles on College Street. If the Rankin Avenue garage is full, please note that the Civic Center Garage is immediately next door and often has space available when the Rankin Avenue garage does not.

 

Parking rates:

  • First hour free, second hour or any portion of $2.50 followed by $1.25 per each additional hour or fraction thereof. (Daily maximum: $12)
  • Special event single occurrence: $9 for single-day; $7 for multi-day
  • Monthly rate: $110

 


Wall Street Garage

 

The Wall Street Garage has 232 spaces and is located off Otis Street between Wall Street and Battery Park Avenue, immediately across the street from the Grove Arcade. The entrance to this garage is on Otis Street. The vehicle exit from this garage is located at the corner of Battery Park and Page Avenues. Pedestrian exits are located at Otis Street, Wall Street and Battery Park Avenue.

 

Parking rates:

  • First hour free, second hour or any portion of $2.50 followed by $1.25 per each additional hour or fraction thereof.  (Daily maximum: $12)
  • Special event single occurrence: $9 for single-day; $7 for multi-day
  • Monthly rate: $120

 


Biltmore Avenue Garage

 

Parking in the Biltmore Avenue Garage is free for the first hour and then $1.25 per hour for each hour or fraction thereof, with a daily maximum of $10.00.

 


Monthly Parking Permits

 

The City of Asheville maintains waiting lists for parking garage permits and offers available permits solely to those who have placed their names on these lists. Permits are offered on a first come, first served basis. In other words, those who have been waiting the longest for permits are offered them first.

For information about monthly parking passes, call 828-259-5792.