1. Where is parking most available?
  2. Transit Center/ parking for downtown workers
  3. Specialty parking: Motorcycles and large vehicles
  4. Parking where there are no meters

parking map Opens in new windowWhere is parking most available?

This map shows the average annual vacancies in easy-to-understand colors. Green shows where the average vacancy exceeds 26%, it's highly likely you will find available spaces in that block. Yellow stands for average vacancy of between 25% and 11%. What that means on a Main Avenue block is that the block would average between 2-5 spaces and therefore you are slightly less likely to find a space. Red means 10% or less vacancy and should be avoided so you don’t spend time cruising for a space. Click on the Map for an expanded view and meter pricing. 

On-street meter parking

The City of Durango has 30-minute, 3-hour, and 10-hour on-street meters in our Central Business District. Parking fees are in effect Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Learn about convenient ways to pay for parking at metered spaces and how to purchase GEM smart cards here.

Parking meter enforcement hours

  • Parking enforcement is year-round from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

  • Monday-Friday
  • There is no parking enforcement on holidays or weekends

On-street parking

The 30-minute, 3-hour, and 10-hour meters provide downtown parking options. Expired meters result in the issuance of parking citations.

There is NO on-street parking allowed in the Central Business District between 2-5 a.m. Vehicles parked on the street between those hours are subject to tow at the owner’s expense. Free overnight parking is available at any of the municipal parking lots (at the Transit Center and along 2nd Avenue) after 5pm.

Parking in time-restricted areas with no meters is subject to monitoring and over-time citations. Vehicles that do not obey all parking related signs are subject to violation enforcement.

Handicapped parking

Durango has several designated parking spaces for handicap vehicles. All vehicles parked in these designated spaces must have a valid handicap plate or placard properly displayed. These spaces have designated limits on the sign which must be obeyed for turnover and access. Handicap vehicles remaining in a handicap-designated parking space for more than the designated time may be cited. Those drivers with a properly displayed handicap placard or plate may park for an unlimited time in a non-handicapped metered space without activating the meter, we ask that permitted vehicles avoid the 30-minute meter spaces as they are designed for fast turnover.

Parking revenue

Parking revenue is placed in a designated special fund called Transportation Services. In order to reduce vehicle congestion in Durango, revenue from citations, permits and parking meters is used to meet future parking needs and offset the operational costs of the Durango Transit and Multi Modal divisions.