ABOUT PHOENIX

Phoenix Parking Guide

About Phoenix
Phoenix is the capital, and largest city, of the U.S. state of Arizona, as well as the sixth most populous city in the United States of America. The early economy of Phoenix was primarily agricultural, dependent mainly on the "5Cs" which were copper, cattle, climate, cotton and citrus. As Phoenix is the state capital, many residents in the area are employed by the government.

Phoenix and the surrounding area have several cultural activities, including the performing arts, museums, and events. Located in the northeastern reaches of the Sonoran Desert, Phoenix has a subtropical desert climate. In summer, average high temperatures are typically over 100°F. Summers are extremely hot and winters are warm.

Parking in Phoenix
The City of Phoenix Street Transportation Department operates more than 2,000 parking meters in the in the city, including the downtown and the uptown area. Parking meters are used to manage the on-street parking. Meters are enforced 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and the hourly rate is $1.50.

Single-space Digital Meters are the most common in use and will make up about 72 percent of all meters in Phoenix. They only accept coins (nickels, dimes and quarters) for payment. For all parking spaces, make sure you are aware of the space time limit as shown on the meter and/or the parking meter or pay station sign. Most spaces allow parking for one to two hours. Parking longer than the allowable limit may result in a fine.

Parking meters are not enforced on the following days:

  • New Year's Day - January 1
  • Labor Day - First Monday of September
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Third Monday of January
  • Veterans' Day - November 11
  • Presidents' Day - Third Monday of February
  • Thanksgiving Day - Fourth Thursday of November
  • Cesar Chavez Day - March 31
  • Christmas Eve (after 12:00 p.m. (noon)) - December 24
  • Memorial Day - Last Monday of May
  • Christmas Day - December 25
  • Independence Day - July 4

Parking in Garages There are a plenty of garage parking options available in and around the downtown area. One may choose to park in a garage if the parking requirement is for more than just an hour or two. Parking Garages are highly suitable for both short and long term parking requirements.
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