View Full Version : Downtown parking garage question

06-10-2012, 02:49 PM
I need to go downtown during business hours this week for an appointment. As a suburbanite, downtown is a whole 'nother world.

Anyway, there are 2 parking garages that I found that I can use, since they are in close proximity to where I need to be.

Plaza Parking Garage
Metro Parking Garage

Both are on Robert S. Kerr, west of Robinson.

Do these tend to fill up rather quickly? I don't want to be driving around desperately trying to find a place to park so if need be, I need to go scout out a few more options if those 2 aren't feasible.


06-10-2012, 02:52 PM
If you're going to be downtown for less than 2 hours you should just parallel park along any street. There are a few streets that I always find a spot on, like Walker over by Hobby's Hoagies.

06-10-2012, 02:58 PM
It'll be 2.5 to 3 hours and I'd rather not have to nurse the meter since I'll be in an appointment.

Basically, cost is not a problem -- availability is.

06-10-2012, 03:08 PM
The Plaza Garage is pretty small but much easier in and out. I believe it's all valet parking.

Metro is massive and you will probably be able to find a space, although you'll likely have to wind up several levels due to all the monthly parkers that get there early in the morning.

There are a bunch of surface lots north of RSK along Hudson.

06-10-2012, 03:10 PM
Great info! Thanks!

06-11-2012, 03:48 AM
When I use a garage downtown, it is the Metro garage at Robert S Kerr & N Hudson. I've always found numerous open spaces.

06-11-2012, 08:33 PM
Isn't the Plaza Garage the one that jurors have to park in? If so, isn't this a jury week? Could make for longer waits and less space at that garage. Possibly even the Metro.

06-11-2012, 09:03 PM
There is also the Metro II Garage which is directly behind (north) Metro I Garage.