Visitor Parking

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Welcome to the University of California, Riverside! All vehicles parked on the campus are required to display a valid parking permit at all times. Time limits are strictly enforced. Please refer to the campus map to find a parking location convenient to your destination on campus.

  • Information & Parking Kiosks

    Visitors may purchase all-day parking permits at an Information & Parking Kiosk on campus. Our attendants will issue you a parking permit and direct you to an available parking lot. If you need to purchase multiple day parking permits or parking permits in advance, please call or visit Parking Services.  Parking Services is located on campus at 683 Linden St.  Phone:  951-827-1294.

    Our kiosks accept cash, check, Visa, Mastercard and Discover.

    Kiosk Hours of Operation 2019-2020 Academic Year
    Location Monday-Friday Saturday Sunday
    University Kiosk:
    located on University Avenue and West Campus Drive
    7:00 AM-8:00 PM 7:00 AM-8:00 PM CLOSED
    Martin Luther King Kiosk:
    located on Martin Luther King Boulevard and Canyon Crest Drive
    7:00 AM-5:00 PM CLOSED CLOSED
    Kiosk Hours of Operation Summer 2020 (7/1/2020-9/20/2020)
    Location Monday-Friday Saturday Sunday
    University Kiosk:
    located on University Avenue and West Campus Drive
    7:30 AM-4:30 PM CLOSED CLOSED
    Martin Luther King Kiosk:
    located on Martin Luther King Boulevard and Canyon Crest Drive
    CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
    Holiday Closures
    MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY - MONDAY, JANUARY 20, 2020
    PRESIDENT'S DAY - MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2020
    CAESAR CHAVEZ DAY - FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2020
    MEMORIAL DAY - MONDAY, MAY 25, 2020
    FOURTH OF JULY - FRIDAY, JULY 3, 2020
    LABOR DAY - MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2020
    VETERAN'S DAY - WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2020
    THANKSGIVING - THURSDAY &  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26 & 27, 2019
    WINTER BREAK - DECEMBER 24, 2020 THROUGH JANUARY 1, 2021
  • How to Pay
    Self-Service Pay Stations

    Parking pay stations give you short-term and daily parking options in lots across the campus. Some pay stations are Pay-by-Space and some are Pay-and Display. Pay-by-Space permits are valid only for the specified numbered parking space purchased. Pay-and-Display permits must be displayed on the driver's side of the dashboard.  Pay stations accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Apple Pay and Google Wallet.

    Pay By Phone (ParkMobile)

    ParkMobile is an app that enables you to pay for short-term parking by phone. Pay from any smart phone, mobile device, or website or call their toll free phone service at 877-727-5932 (877 PARK 932).  ParkMobile is currently available in short term visitor parking areas on campus that utilize numbered Pay-By-Space parking.  Daily visitor parking in Lot B at the Palm Desert campus is also provided through the ParkMobile system.

    1. When using ParkMobile, you choose how long you want to park and pay for that amount of time. 

    2. Download the ParkMobile app here and register for an account using a credit card and your license plate number. If you do not have a license plate number, please enter the last 8 (eight) digits of your Vehicle ID Number (VIN). Your VIN can be found on the driver's side door or the lower driver's side of the windshield. ParkMobile accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Pay-Pal.

    3. Once parked in a visitor parking stall, open the app and key in your parking zone number, located near the pay station and within the table below. 

    4. Select the amount of time you wish to park. 

    5. Normal parking charges apply. Transportation Services is paying the transaction fee normally collected by ParkMobile.

    6. You can opt-in to have ParkMobile send a text message 15 minutes before the expiration of your paid parking. You may select to add more time or return to your car on time.

    Location Zone
    Lot 1 2483
    Lot 4 2460
    Lot 5 2485
    Lot 6 Blue 2484
    Lot 6 Upper Pay-by-Space 2468
    Lot 6 Lower Pay-by-Space 2469
    Lot 7 2486
    Lot 9 2487
    Lot 10 2461
    Lot 13 Blue 2492
    Lot 14 2462
    Lot 19 2488
    Lot 20 2489
    Lot 23 2490
    Lot 24 2482
    Lot 26 2481
    Lot 30 2480
    Lot 40 2471
    Lot 50 2491
    Lot 51 2475
    A&I Horseshoe 2463
    Big Springs Structure 2464
    Falkirk 2465
    Oban 2466
    Pentland Way 2467
    Palm Desert (Lot B) 2470
    University Plaza 2472
    UNEX structure/Blue Lot 2473
  • Motorcycle Parking

    Short term parking in all on campus motorcycle spaces is available via Parkmobile zone 2476.

    Duration Rate
    1 hour - 2 hours $1.75/hour
    Daily $7.00
  • Short Term Parking
    Duration Monday-Friday
    before 6:00 PM 
    Monday-Friday
    after 6:00 PM & Weekends
    Availability
    Locations Rate Locations Rate Dispenser Parkmobile
    30 min -
    2 hours

    Lot 4

    $3.50/hour Lot 4 $1.75/hour X X
    Lot 6 Lot 6 X X
    Lot 10 Lot 10 X X
    Lot 14 Lot 14 X X
    Lot 20 Lot 20 X  
    Lot 24 Lot 24 X  
    Lot 40 Lot 40   X
    A&I Horseshoe A&I Horseshoe X X
    Big Springs Structure Big Springs Structure X X
    Falkirk Falkirk   X
    Oban Oban   X
    Pentland Way Pentland Way   X
    Palm Desert Palm Desert   X
    University Plaza University Plaza   X
  • Daily Parking
    Duration Monday-Friday
    before 6:00 PM 
    Monday-Friday
    after 6:00 PM & Weekends
    Availability
    Locations Rate Locations Rate Parkmobile Dispenser
    Gold Daily Lot 26 $10.00 Lot 26 Free X X
    Lot 30 Lot 30 X X
    Lot 32 Lot 32 X  
    Lot 50 Lot 50 X X
    Blue Daily Lot 1 $12.00 Lot 1 $7.00   X
    Lot 5 Lot 5   X
    Lot 6 Lot 6   X
    Lot 9 Lot 9   X
    Lot 13 Lot 13   X
    Lot 20 N/A X X
    Lot 23 Lot 23 X X
    Lot 24 Lot 24 X X
    Oban Oban   X
           
    Red Daily Lot 7 $14.00 Lot 7 $14.00   X
    Lot 19 Lot 19   X
    BSPS     X
  • Weekly Parking

    Weekly parking at the following locations is available via Parkmobile.

    Duration Locations Rate
    Gold Weekly Lot 26 $23.00
    Lot 30
    Lot 50
     
    Blue Weekly Lot 1 $29.00
    Lot 5
    Lot 6
    Lot 9
    Lot 13
    Lot 20
    Lot 23
    Lot 24
    Red Weekly Lot 7 $39.00
    Lot 19
    Housing Weekly BSPS $39.00
  • Monthly Parking

    Monthly parking at the following locations is available via Parkmobile.

    Permit Type Locations Rate
    Gold Monthly Lot 26 $45.00
    Lot 30
    Lot 50
     
    Blue Monthly Lot 1 $56.00
    Lot 5
    Lot 6
    Lot 9
    Lot 13
    Lot 20
    Lot 23
    Lot 24
    Red Monthly Lot 7 $73.00
    Lot 19
    Housing Monthly BSPS $73.00
  • Botanic Gardens Parking

    Visitor parking is available at the Botanic Gardens entrance. The pay station accepts Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.

    Duration Rate
    1 hour-2 hours $2.00/hour
  • University Extension Center Parking

    Visitor parking is available at the University Extension Center. Vehicles must display permits seven days a week from 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM. Parkmobile payment options are also available for some University Extension parking areas. Please see the 'How to Pay' section above for Parkmobile details.

    Duration Rate
    Daily $7.00