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 2018-2019 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 2019 (6/17/2019-9/20/2019)
    Location Monday-Friday Saturday Sunday
    University Kiosk:
    located on University Avenue and West Campus Drive
    7:00 AM-5:00 PM 7:00 AM-5:00 PM 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 21, 2019
    PRESIDENT'S DAY - MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2019
    CAESAR CHAVEZ DAY - FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 2019
    MEMORIAL DAY - MONDAY, MAY 27, 2019
    FOURTH OF JULY - THURSDAY, JULY 4, 2019
    LABOR DAY - MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2019
    VETERAN'S DAY - MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2019
    THANKSGIVING - THURSDAY &  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28 & 29, 2019
    WINTER BREAK - DECEMBER 23, 2019 THROUGH JANUARY 1, 2020
  • 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 and Discover.

    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 6 Upper 2468
    Lot 6 Lower 2469
    Lot 10 2461
    Lot 14 2462
    A&I Horseshoe 2463
    Big Springs Structure 2464
    Falkirk 2465
    Oban 2466
    Pentland Way 2467
    Palm Desert (Lot B) 2470
    Lot 40 2471
  • Short Term Parking
    Duration Monday-Friday
    before 6:00 PM 
    Monday-Friday
    after 6:00 PM & Weekends
    Locations Rate Locations Rate
    30 min - 2 hours

    Lot 6
    Lot 10
    Lot 14
    Lot 20
    Lot 24
    A&I Horseshoe
    Big Springs Structure
    Falkirk
    Oban
    Pentland Way
    Palm Desert

    $3.50/hour Lot 6
    Lot 10
    Lot 13
    Lot 14
    Lot 20
    Lot 24
    A&I Horseshoe
    Big Springs Structure
    Falkirk
    Oban
    Pentland Way
    Palm Desert
    $1.75/h
  • Daily Parking
    Duration Monday-Friday
    before 6:00 PM 
    Monday-Friday
    after 6:00 PM & Weekends
    Locations Rate Locations Rate
    Gold Daily Lot 26
    Lot 30
    Lot 32
    Lot 50
    $10.00

    Lot 26
    Lot 30
    Lot 32
    Lot 50

    Free
    Blue Daily Lot 13
    Lot 20
    Lot 23
    Lot 24
    $12.00 Lot 13
    Lot 20
    Lot 23
    Lot 24
    $7.00
  • Botanic Gardens Parking

    Visitor parking is available at the Botanic Gardens entrance. The pay station accepts Visa, Discover and Cash. No change is given.

    Duration Rate
    30 min - 2 hours $1.75/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.

    Duration Rate
    15 min - 2 hours $0.25/15 min, $5.00/day