Downtown Parking Program

The City is investigating how to optimize parking in downtown Glenwood Springs. This follows the completion of the MOVE study which included several preliminary recommendations for managed parking and many community conversations over the years about the challenges of downtown parking. 

City Council directed staff to begin addressing parking issues downtown with better enforcement of existing regulations. To improve capacity and response, the City is working on the following:

  • Adding another parking management officer for the downtown area.
  • Adding license plate recognition vehicles and software for two officers.
  • Adding software for ticket management to allow easier collection and the ability to increase fines for repeat offenders.

The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has indicated that they may be willing to help the City with the costs of better managing the existing regulations.

Parking Regulation Reminder

Parking regulations are being enforced. Before parking on a city street, please be mindful of any signs prohibiting parking or indicating a time restriction/limit. Also, look for yellow or red-painted curbs. Vehicles may not be parked in these areas. 

If you are looking for parking lots with longer-term parking, consider the lot on 7th Street behind City Hall or the parking garage on Cooper Ave. and 9th Street. Additionally, if you start your commute from within Glenwood, check out Ride Glenwood bus service which is zero-fare or RFTA buses which are free within each zone.

  1. Bryana Starbuck

    Public Information Officer

Packet from July 15, 2021 City Council Meeting (PDF) >>

  • Downtown Paid Parking (MOVE Study) Staff Report
  • Transportation Commission Recommendations
  • MOVE Study Memos

These begin on page 180 of the packet.