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Downtown Parking

Parking Downtown is convenient and a great way to visit Ventura! There are over 2,900 free parking spaces in our historic downtown at 14 City lots, the free parking structure and along several blocks in the downtown area. Metered parking is along Main Street and the direct side streets. See the links and map below for descriptions.


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Santa Clara Parking Structure Guidelines:
This structure is located along Santa Clara Street between Chestnut and California Streets. Floors 1 and 2 are 4-Hour Parking. Floor 3 is Half 4-Hour and Free all Day. Check posted signs for demarcation. Floors 4 and 5 are All Day Parking.
2nd Floor Santa Clara Parking Structure: The paid parking area on the second floor of the Santa Clara parking structure is leased from the City and is privately operated by LAZ Parking. If for some reason the assistance button is not working properly or there any problems regarding the parking gates they can be reached by calling (310) 388-9496, which is available 24/7.

Harbor Blvd Parking Structure Guidelines:
The Parking Structure at Harbor Boulevard and California Street has 550 spaces at $2 per hour and $10 for All Day. This location has easy access to the beach, the pier and to businesses and hotels along the promenade. Parking may be validated from qualified beachfront/pier restaurants and the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

Free All Day Parking:

• S Palm Street / Santa Clara Street – Enter from Palm Street or Santa Clara Street
• N Oak Street / Main Street – Enter from N Oak Street
• S Oak Street / Santa Clara Street – Enter from Oak Street or Santa Clara Street
• Santa Clara Street/ Figueroa Street – Enter From Santa Clara Street
• Santa Clara Street / Junipero Street “Museum” – Enter from Santa Clara Street or Main Street
• Parking Structure 3rd to 5th Floor
• Midblock on Santa Clara Street (enter from Santa Clara Street) between California Street and Chestnut Street
• S Chestnut Street / Main Street – Enter through the parking structure on Santa Clara Street
• Poli Street / Chestnut Street – Enter from Chestnut Street
• California Street / Poli Street – Enter from California Street
• Upper City Hall Visitor Lot

Free 4-Hour Parking:

• S Oak Street / Main Street – Enter From Oak Street or Santa Clara Street
• S Oak Street / Santa Clara Street – Enter from Oak Street or Santa Clara Street
• Parking Structure 1st and 2nd floor
• Midblock on Santa Clara Street (enter from Santa Clara Street) between California Street and Chestnut Street
• Poli Street / California Street – Enter from Poli Street

Downtown Pay Stations

Parking is free and without time restrictions for vehicles with an accessible parking placard or accessible license plate issued by the State. Here’s a Pay Station User Guide on how to use the meters.

You can pay at the meter or download ParkMobile to pay by app and get notifications when your time is running out! Download the app available on iTunesGoogle Play, and Windows devices.