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Public Parking - Centre in the Park

Changes to public parking

Changes to public parking in Centre in the Park are coming, effective March 2, 2015.

New! Take advantage of the first two-hours “free” parking in the underground Community Centre parkade when the parking changes take effect.

Get all the details here

Current parking program

(effective to March 1, 2015)

Centre in the Park is designed as a walkable, pedestrian-oriented community, supporting sustainable development with fewer roads and limited parking.

  • Environmentally - encourages less reliance on vehicles and helps reduce emissions
  • Socially - supports community connectedness, creating a friendly, vibrant atmosphere
  • Economically - applies a user-pay principal to help offset the cost of providing heated underground parking

A parking management plan is fairly new for Strathcona County, necessary to:

  • manage parking demands of visitors, library patrons, staff, students and residents
  • create parking stall turnover during peak periods through enforced time limits

Public parking includes no-charge street and outdoor surface lot parking, and paid underground parking at the Community Centre.

Outdoor parking – No charge

Festival Lane, Festival Avenue street parking

  • 2-hour time limit, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday–Friday
  • Library book drop parking on Festival Lane, 5-minute maximum, all times

North and West parking lots

  • 2-hour time limit, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday–Friday
  • Public may park in the staff parking areas in the north lot after 5 p.m. weekdays, and all day on weekends and holidays

East parking lot

  • 30-minute maximum, all times

Festival Place parking lot, Festival Way street parking

  • No time limit

Community Centre parkade

Public parking rates for underground parkade:

  • $2 per hour, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday–Friday (Parking Level P1)
  • $2 flat fee after 5 p.m. on weekdays, and on weekends and holidays (Parking Level P1 and P2)
  • Five handicap parking stalls, no charge, all times

Regular parkade hours of operation:

  • Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

During events restrictions/changes may apply.

Taking the bus

Further information

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays (closed Noon to 1 p.m.)

Last updated: Friday, January 23, 2015
Page ID: 37683