Parking in Pittsburgh can be a big hassle.  Between the traffic and the inability to find parking spaces, it makes everyone want to avoid driving as much as possible.  However, did you know there are a few ways to make your experience parking in the burg easier and less stressful.

Park Pittsburgh (App for your phone)
ParkPGH is very useful application available on the iPhone, the web, text messaging and a call-in service. It supplies real-time information about parking availability in all Cultural District garages, calculating the number of available spaces every 30 seconds.


Reserved Parking Program

Convenient, hassle-free parking Downtown is just a phone call or mouse click away with the PDP’s Reserved Parking Program. The courtesy program is offered Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in participating garages.

A minimum 24-hour advance notice is required and parking reservations are NOT accepted after 2:30 p.m. Friday for the following Monday.

You can reserve a spot more than 24 hours in the future. When you call to reserve a parking space, you are guaranteed a place to park but at the regular parking rate. Your reservation will be guaranteed for 15 minutes beyond the time stated in your reservation. At that time, the garage has the option of releasing the space.

Enter the garage at your designated arrival time (ONLY between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.). Once parked, you may stay as long as you wish beyond 2 p.m. And, if you have tickets for an upcoming show in the Cultural District, you can make your parking reservations now to secure a space!
If you have questions, call (412) 566-4190.

Parking Garages Participating in the Reserved Parking Program:

  • Smithfield Liberty Garage
  • Ninth and Penn Avenue
  • Third Avenue
  • Wood Street & Boulevard of the Allies
  • Fort Duquesne and Sixth
  • First Avenue Garage and Station
  • Oliver (at Piatt Place)
  • Grant Street Transportation Center
  • Theater Square Garage
  • Three PNC Plaza Garage
  • Sixth and Penn Avenue Garage

These two services can make the parking experience a little less stressful when heading to your next arts or sporting event.  Check out the Downtown Pittsburgh website for more details for your next trip into the city.

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