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Where to Park

The OTR Parking Map was created by MOTR Pub and made possible in part through the Over the-Rhine Chamber's Business Innovation Challenge grant.

Mercer Garage

The new 340-space parking garage is conveniently located on Central Vine Street between Thirteenth & Fourteenth Streets. Enter from Vine Street.

Hourly and monthly parking is available.


Washington Park Garage

The 450-space, two-level, underground parking garage is open and staffed 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Two vehicular entrances/exits are located on Race Street at Thirteenth Street, and on Elm Street across from Music Hall.

Hourly and monthly parking is available.


Gateway Garage

Located at the corner of Central Parkway and Vine Streets, this 985-space garage offers convenient evening and weekend parking to the Ensemble and Know Theatres, and shopping and dining options on Vine Street. Daytime weekday parking at Gateway Garage is reserved for monthly parkers, and open to visitor parking 5:00pm to 3:00am Monday-Friday, and all day/night Saturday and Sunday. 513-381-1604


Parkhaus Garage

Offers convenient evening parking options to Main Street. Enter on Sycamore. 692 spaces; daily and monthly rates.


Twelfth and Vine Parking Lot:

At Twelfth and Vine Street. Pay the automated machine; it's pay by license plate number.

Ziegler Park Garage

Ziegler Park's 400-space, two-level, underground parking garage is conveniently located across the street from the Ziegler Park pool. With vehicular entry/exit on Sycamore Street, between 13th and 14th streets, the garage includes 4 charging stations to serve 8 electric vehicles. The garage officially opened to the public in July 2017.

Elm Street Lot

Conveniently located on Elm Street next to the Central Parkway YMCA, and just across the street from the School for Creative and Performing Arts, this 66-space parking lot is reserved for transient parkers. Within walking distance of Memorial Hall, Washington Park and numerous bars & restaurants, this lot can be accessed from both Elm and Charles streets.

On street Options:

Street Metered Parking and Multi Space Pay Stations: Meters range from $.75 to $1.25 / hour in OTR (rates indicated on the meters), and are in effect 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Saturday, 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Meter Pre-Pay Options: A customer wishing to park at a metered space prior to enforcement hours may pay in advance, with the paid hours beginning once the meter is in effect (9 a.m. M-Sat, 2 p.m. Sun). For example, a customer parking at a meter at 8 a.m. Monday could pay for the meter's maximum (2 hours), but those 2 paid hours wouldn't begin until the meter takes effect at 9 a.m. The customer, then, would be permitted to leave the vehicle in the same location until 11 a.m. (for a total of 3 hours in the same parking space).

Extended Hours: This allows customers to pay once and enjoy a later evening in the Central Business District or Over-the-Rhine. Beginning at 5 p.m., a customer wishing to park at a location in the evening could pay for more than 2 hours. For example, a customer at 6 p.m. visiting a restaurant and then attending a performance would pay for 3 hours, which would ensure their meter was paid until the 9 p.m. end time of meter enforcement for that day.


A pay-by-phone parking app! With the launch of a new system, residents of and visitors to Cincinnati are now able to manage and maximize their parking meter time through a simple app on their mobile phone. Using the smartphone application parkers can make their initial payment to the meter, extend their parking session (until the maximum allowed), view all mobile parking transactions and receive a reminder 10 minutes before their parking session expires. For more information click here.

Check out and follow the directions given to make your parking easy today!