St. Cloud’s Downtown Welcome to St. Cloud, MN
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St. Cloud Minnesota Downtown Council

1010 W. St. Germain Street,
Suite 250
St. Cloud, MN 56301
(320) 257-8600



DOWNTOWN PARKING DOES EXIST!

Park in one of the four (4) ramps in Downtown -- car stays cool in the summer, dry in the winter.  It is a 9 minute walk from the Paramount Parking Ramp to the River′s Edge Convention Center.  And on your way, take in some shopping or dining or just enjoy walking past the historic buildings that represent our local heritage. Some businesses do validate for parking (in the ramps).  

The best way to avoid a ticket is to park in one of our four (4) parking ramps.  Your vehicle stays cool in the summer, and stays dry when it is snowing or raining.  Many Downtown businesses validate ramp parking -- just ask when you visit. 



Downtown Parking Information
Contact:
Dan Legatt
Maintenance Supervisor

1200 15 Avenue S.E.
St. Cloud, MN  56304
Ph: (320) 650-2924
Fx: (320) 255-7237

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
The City of St. Cloud provides on and off street parking through its municipal parking program.  There are three types of parking in the Downtown area:

1. On street parking (noted in dark yellow on map)
2. Parking lots (noted in light blue on map)
3. Parking ramps (noted in gray on map)



IMPORTANT:  Over-the-limit fines are $20.  Expired meter fines are $5 (for first 5 tickets); $10 thereafter.
For those that plan to stay longer than 2 hours, we recommend that you park in one of the ramps or in the parking lots with meters that allow for 4-10 hour parking. 

4-hour meter lots include:
  • Railway Lot
  • River′s Edge Lot
  • Timber Lot
  • Canoe Lot
  • Judicial Lot
  • Civic Center Lot
  • River Boat Lot
10-hour meter lots include:
  • Cloverleaf Lot
  • Swan Lot
Hours of enforcement 8:00 am - 6:00 pm, Monday - Friday, including holidays.




Reasonably priced - $.50 per hour (varies by ramp)
Evenings & Weekends FREE!

Click on the following link to find a Downtown Parking Map.

Hours of Enforcement
Downtown parking meters are enforced 8 am until 6 pm, Monday through Friday. Meters are NOT enforced on weekends or Holidays.

Extended Visits
Welcome to St. Cloud's Downtown.  For those of you that plan to stay longer than two (2) hours, we recommend that you park in one of the ramps or in the parking lots with meters that allow for 4-10 hour parking.  Those lots include:
Railway Lot       
 4 hour meters
River's Edge Lot
 4 hour meters
Timber Lot
 4 hour meters
Canoe Lot
 4 hour meters
Judicial Lot
 4 hour meters
Civic Center Lot
   4 hour meters
Canoe Lot
   4 hour meters
River Boat Lot
   4 hour meters
Cloverleaf Lot
 10 hour meters
Swan Lot
 10 hour meters

General Guidelines for Parking Permits

"A" Permits - Stalls are designated with a square red sticker on the meter. If no meter is present, signs are posted to indicate "A" parking. "A" permit holders may also park at meters with white stickers in lots 5, 8, 9 and 10.

"B" Permits - Stalls are designated with a white sticker on the meter. If no meter is present, signs are posted to indicate "B" parking.

You will be ticketed for "Expired Meter" if you park at a meter with no sticker on it and you fail to insert coins in the meter.

Where to Display Your Permit
Permits must be displayed on the lowest portion of the rearmost driver’s side window. If the permit is not in the proper position, you may be ticketed!

Part-time Employee Option
This program is fairly new and is an incentive to entice employees to park in the ramps rather than at the meters. Employees/businesses can be issued a special Paramount ramp card and then billed each month based on actual usage, Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm, at 40 cents per hour (more affordable than quarterly ramp card). 

Contract Parking is Also Available
Civic Center Ramp , call 650-3374;
Grand Central Ramp, call 251-8075;
Paramount Ramp, call 255-1376;
Centre Square Ramp, call 251-8075

Where to Purchase Your Permit
Permits are sold by the City Cashier at City Hall; 400 2nd Street South; St. Cloud, MN 56301; 320-650-3374

For Concerns, Complaints and Suggestions regarding Parking
Contact City Hall at (320) 650-3374 (or) Downtown Council Office at (320) 257-8600