Parking, Transportation, and Lodging
If you’re flying in, driving in or car sharing to get here parking can be complicated! Some areas of downtown and the Short North require residential parking permits, so make sure you look for signs designating parking zones and the payment process. Parking is easier when you know your options!
Download the Park Columbus App (recommended parking method)
Parking Kiosks & Mobile Payments
The City of Columbus strategically places paid parking in areas where parking is in high demand. Paid parking is used to manage on-street parking to encourage the turnover and keep spaces from being used for extended periods. By managing curb-space, paid parking allows drivers to easily find parking and identify spaces designated for public use. Parking durations, rates, and times vary according to location. Parking durations range from 30 minutes to no time limit, depending on parking demand. Rates also vary and are predetermined according to parking analysis performed before and after meter placement.
There are multiple ways to quickly pay for parking. To pay using a mobile device, customers may scan to pay, text to pay, call to pay or use the ParkColumbus app. To pay at the nearest kiosk, customer must identify their zone using street signs, enter their license plate and pay with coin or card. It’s that simple.
*Please note, payments made through the mobile app to pay for parking at a kiosk or meter are not sent to a kiosk or meter. The kiosk will not display an active parking session for your license plate and the meter will show “expired” when paid through the app. Additional City of Columbus parking information can be found here parkcolumbus.com
SpotHero (partner engagement)
We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservations app.To reserve your parking spot, visit the
Stonewall Columbus Pride SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.
Disability Parking Information
All disability parking spots are on a first-come, first-served basis and are not guaranteed. HOWEVER, you must have and display a current Disability Parking Placard or your car will be towed.
Non-Reserved Parking Information
We strongly encourage carpooling and/or ride share services to get to downtown and the Short North during festival hours. Download and setup your choice of ride share service apps today–don’t delay! Ride share scooters and bikes will be limited use around/near the festival and march.
COTA is your ride to PRIDE!
Skip parking this PRIDE and ride with COTA! Download the Transit app to plan, track, and pay for COTA rides from your smartphone. Rides are just $2 for adults, children ages 5-12 ride for $1, and children ages 4 and under ride at no fare.