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Parking In Downtown State College.

In Downtown State College, parking is more convenient than ever with


There are many parking options in Downtown State College:


The point is, we want parking to be the least of your worries so you can enjoy Downtown State College!

State College Parking Particulars


 Parking Garages...

...are located on the 100 block of South Fraser Street, the 100 block of South Pugh Street, and the 200 block of West Beaver Avenue.

  • First half hour is always FREE!
  • Daytime rate of 50¢ per ½ hour (6 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
  • Evening rate of 50¢ per hour (6 p.m. - 6 a.m.)
  • Park FREE anytime with validations from your favorite Downtown Retailers.
  • Special Nighttime garage pass available from the Borough Parking Department ($25/mo. with access from 4 p.m. to 4 a.m.)
  • Pay with cash or credit card at the Pay Station or
  • Bypass the Pay Station by using your credit card at the exit gate or purchasing a pre-loaded EZ Card at the Borough of State College Parking Office.


 Parking Lots...

...are located in the 200 block of Allen Street, the 100 block of McAllister Street and in the 100 block of West Beaver Avenue.

  • The rate is 75¢ per hour from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Time limit varies by lot, so be sure to check the signs.
  • Pay at the kiosk using exact change (in bills and/or coins) OR
  • Use the Parkmobile parking app to pay from your cell phone.


Street Meters...

...are available throughout Downtown State College.

  • The rate is $1 per hour from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Time limits on street meters are extended to 3 hours after 5 p.m.
  • Pay with coins at the meter, OR
  • Use the Parkmobile parking app to pay from your cell phone.


Parking on Sundays is free everywhere, including garages*, from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.!

*except for weekends when event rates are in effect


Park Mobile:Pay by Phone Parking 

Shop, dine, and enjoy the ease of parking by phone using Parkmobile:


EZ Cards:

Want to take the hassle out of paying? EZ cards can be pre-loaded with cash to skip the stop at the pay station in each of the Downtown State College parking garages. Cards are available at the Borough of State College Parking Office, located at 243 South Allen Street.

Merchant Validated Parking:

And don’t forget - dozens and dozens of merchants in State College borough offer parking validations good for up to three hours of parking at any of the downtown parking garages with qualified purchase. Here's how it works:
1. Park in either the Beaver Ave., Fraser St. or Pugh St. parking garage, taking a ticket at the entry gate.
2. As you make purchases downtown, ask for parking validations.  (You may use up to 3.  Each validation is good for up to 1 hour.)
3. When you're ready to leave, go to the pay station at the parking garage and insert your entry ticket.  After the machine tells you how much is owed, insert your validation(s) into the machine, one at a time. 4.  Pay any remaining balance and retrieve your paid entry ticket from the machine.
5.  Proceed to the exit gate and insert your paid ticket to raise the gate.

It's easy!  Just look for the Merchant Validated Parking (MVP) logo at participating businesses.

Download the Downtown State College parking map.

Click here to see a list of participating merchants.

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