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In addition to parking meters along local streets, the Civic Center Parking Structure and three surface lots offer parking by the hour or by permit.

Civic Center Parking Structure
Located at 1416 Oak Street between Central Avenue and Santa Clara Avenue, this parking facility is the best choice for parking in the Park Street area. At $0.75 per hour, parking spaces here are cheaper and more readily available than in nearby metered spaces and surface lots. The structure features 341 pay-by-space parking spaces, monthly permits, electric car parking with free charging, and secure bike parking. It is also equipped with an elevator and accessible parking spaces for people with disabilities. Click here for more information.

Public Off-Street Parking Lots
The City operates three surface parking lots, two in the Park Street area and one in the Webster Street area. Fee parking via meters is available from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday - Saturday.

  • Lot A is accessible from Park Avenue between Central Avenue and Santa Clara Avenue.
  • Lot C is accessible from both Central Avenue and Alameda Avenue between Oak Street and Park Street.
  • The West End lot is accessible from both Haight Avenue and Santa Clara Avenue just east of Webster Street.

Please note that Lot C is often full and can be slow to navigate. The City recommends heading straight to the nearby Civic Center Parking Structure instead.

A limited supply of monthly parking permits for these surface lots is available for local businesses. To learn more about business permits in lots A and C, contact the Downtown Alameda Business Association at (510) 523-1392. For information about permits in the West End lot, please contact the West Alameda Business Association at (510) 523-5992.