Parking in Downtown

There are several places to park when visiting Downtown Eau Claire. In all of the options below, make sure to pay attention to the signage near where you park for specific details.

  • Free parking on the street - many times this is for a 2-hr period of time
  • Free surface parking lots throughout downtown - park and quickly walk to your destination
  • Paid parking ramps - many of the ramps offer low hourly costs and put you near some of the most popular downtown areas
  • Streets marked in green offer free street parking with no time limits. Most other street parking in business districts is 2 hr. 


Parking Map 

Parking Map Key

Blue Parking SignPaid Off-Street Parking Lot
Green Parking SignFREE Off-Street Parking Lot
Orange Parking SignParking Lot NOT AVAILABLE 
Bike Rack LocationsBike Rack Locations
Intersections with walk signalsIntersection With Walk Signals
Free On-Street Parking SignFREE On-Street Parking 


On April 15, 2023, the City of Eau Claire will launch a new way to pay for parking in the Gibson Street & North Barstow Ramps, as well as in the Four Corners Lot (at the corner of E. Grand Ave and S. Barstow) and the Water Street Lot. 

Parking will remain at $0.50 per hour in the parking ramps and the Water Street Lot. The Four Corners Lot will cost $1.00 per hour to park. 

The Passport Parking System will allow parkers in ramps and paid surface lots to pay for parking via the Passport Parking App for an easier, quicker parking experience. Parking ramp users will also be able to pay via coin or card at kiosks located inside both parking ramps. 

Explore the links below to find out where to download the app and how to use the new system. Current rates/times apply to ramps and lots until the changeover. 

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