Parking Info

Please see below for real-time updates on available parking spaces in local city parking garages

EVENT PARKING

Special Event Parking Rate is $9.00 per vehicle; Multi-Day Event Parking rate is $7.00 per vehicle.

City garages will charge special event rates when large events are held at the U.S. Cellular Center and for certain other downtown events.  Which garages are charging the special event rate will depend on the size and scope of the event.  Parking fees for these events are collected upon entry into the garage. A portion of every Special Event Parking ticket sold through the City garages goes towards renovating the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. Thank you for your help in restoring one of Asheville’s oldest theatres!

In addition to the listed parking garages on this page, there are numerous nearby surface lots that will also offer special event parking.

ON-STREET PARKING

All metered spaces in downtown Asheville are for short term parking (two hours or less).  All meters accept coins only and charge $1.25 per hour.  The metered spaces are enforced from 8 am to 6 pm, Monday through Saturday.

There is no charge for metered spaces after 6 pm on Monday through Saturday, or all day Sunday.  Parking is free on designated city holidays (handicap parking and loading zones still enforced).

HANDICAP PARKING

There are a limited amount of handicap parking spaces available near the USCC.  It is filled on a first-come, first-serve basis so please plan accordingly.  There are two handicap parking spaces on Page Ave (across the street), one space in front of Vanderbilt Apts. (Haywood St), and five spaces on the side of Vanderbilt Apts. (Vanderbilt Place).  The Civic Center Garage has twelve handicap parking spaces, Rankin and Wall Street Garages have 7 spaces each, and the Biltmore Ave Garage has eleven spaces.  Additionally for select events the 25 space surface parking lot directly across the street from the USCC is reserved exclusively for handicap parking.

There is a pick-up/drop-off zone in front of the building, so when possible the person with the disability can be let out in front of the facility while another person parks the vehicle.

For more information on parking in Asheville, please visit the City of Asheville’s Parking Services webpage.

Public Parking Map of Downtown Asheville

1. CIVIC CENTER GARAGE – 2 MINUTE WALK

Regular Rates: First hour free, $1/hr each additional hour ($10/day)

The Civic Center Garage is largest city garage with 550 spaces.  It is located behind the Buncombe County Public Library off of Haywood St, adjacent to Vanderbilt Apts. and the U.S. Cellular Center.  There are two entrances to this garage, one entrance off of Haywood St between the library and the Vanderbilt Apts., and the other off of Rankin Ave at the rear of the garage.

2. RANKIN AVENUE GARAGE – 3 MINUTE WALK

Regular Rates: First hour free, $1/hr each additional hour ($10/day)

The Rankin Avenue Garage, with 262 spaces, is located between Haywood St and Rankin Ave just north of College St.  There are two entrances, one off of Walnut St and the other off of Rankin Ave.  If this garage is full, please note that the Civic Center Garage often has space available when the Rankin Avenue Garage does not.

3. WALL STREET GARAGE – 3 MINUTE WALK

Regular Rates: First hour free, $1/hr each additional hour ($10/day)

The Wall Street Garage has 232 spaces and is located off Otis St between Wall St and Battery Park Ave, immediately across the street from the Grove Arcade.  The entrance to this garage is on Otis St.

4. BILTMORE AVENUE GARAGE – 10 MINUTE WALK

Regular Rates: First hour free, $1/hr each additional hour ($10/day)

The Biltmore Avenue Garage is located under the Aloft Hotel on Biltmore Ave.  This garage has 404 spaces total, but due to its connection with the hotel these spaces may go as low as 289 spaces available depending on the hotel’s occupancy.  The entrances for this garage are located on Biltmore Ave (southbound traffic only) and South Lexington Ave.

5. COLLEGE STREET GARAGE – 11 MINUTE WALK

Regular Rates: $1/hr every hour ($8/day)

The College Street Garage has 650 available spaces.  It is located across the street from the Buncombe County Courthouse on College St.  The entrance is located on College St (westbound traffic only).

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