Off Street Parking (Garages & Lots)
The City of Berkeley owns and manages three parking garages and several off-street parking lots. The three garages are the Center Street Garage, the Telegraph/Channing Garage (formerly the Sather Gate Garage) and the City of Berkeley Oxford Garage. Off-street parking lots are located at Berkeley Way between Milvia and Shattuck, and on Russell Street just west of College Avenue.
New Rates Take Effect at City Garages on December 2nd, 2013 – On Monday, December 2nd, new rates will go into effect at Center Street Garage, Oxford Garage and Telegraph Channing Garage. The changes are the second phase of the goBerkeley pilot program launch and coordinate with the on-street changes that took effect on October 15th, 2013. The new garage rates are designed to simplify information for drivers and ensure availability of parking spaces in the garage. Find more details about the goBerkeley pilot and the garage rate changes in this flyer or at www.goBerkeley.info.
The Center Street Parking Garage is located downtown at 2025 Center Street between Milvia and Shattuck. It also has an entrance on Addison Street to better serve the theater and arts district. This garage is convenient to downtown shops, theaters, restaurants and other businesses and cultural attractions. Merchants participating in the Downtown Berkeley Association provide parking validation coupons for patrons. Center Street Garage is open from 5:15 a.m. to midnight Monday through Friday, 7a.m. to midnight on Saturday, noon to midnight on Sunday. From 5 p.m. on you can park until closing for $5.00. Center Street Garage also contains two City CarShare vehicles and public charging stations for electric vehicles. Modern electric vehicle charging stations, currently available without an additional fee, are located on the upper level of the 1st floor and on the 4th floor next to the elevators. The 4th floor charging location provides accessibility for all users and includes a small paddle inductive charger.
The Telegraph/Channing Garage (formerly the Sather Gate Garage) is located two blocks from the UC Berkeley Campus. One-half block west of Telegraph Avenue, with entrances on both Durant Avenue and Channing Way, the Telegraph/Channing Garage is convenient to shops, restaurants, Telegraph Avenue and the UC campus. The old multi-meter system has been replaced by central cashiers and automated pay machines at which you pay before exit. Substantial discounts are given with merchant validations, and over 80 Telegraph area merchants and street vendors participate in the Telegraph/Channing Garage Validation Program. New elevators, improved lighting and higher levels of customer service are now available. The Telegraph/Channing Garage is open from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Thursday, on Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m., and on Sunday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. except major holidays.
The Oxford Garage is located at 2165 Kittredge Street (West of Oxford Street ) beneath the Oxford Plaza/David Brower Center complex, with pedestrian access from Allston Way, Oxford Street, and Kittredge Street. The Garage is open from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight Monday through Sunday, except major holidays.
NEW Free Disabled Parking Program in City Garages - The City of Berkeley invites all of our parking patrons with valid Disabled Parking (DP) placards to register in a new “Free DP Card-Key Program” at all City Garages. By registering your DP placard or license plate and receiving a new Key Card, you can park free in the City garages, spend less time in the garage, and more time at your desired destinations. You are not required to register, however, hourly garage rates will apply to all DP placard and license plate holders who do not register for the free parking program.
The Berkeley Way Parking Lot is located on Berkeley Way at Henry (between Shattuck Avenue and Milvia Street). This parking lot uses Cale Park EZ pay station machines for payment. These machines require a minimum purchase of 12 minutes for $0.30, and spaces in this lot may be used for up to 6 hours. This lot is convenient to UC Berkeley Campus, downtown shops, restaurants and theaters located in the Shattuck and University Avenue areas.
$1.50/per hour for the 1st two hours of parking
$2.50/per hour after 2 hours up to 6 hours.
The Elmwood Parking Lot is on Russell Street just west of College Avenue. This parking lot uses Cale Park EZ pay station machines for payment. The machines require a minimum purchase of 12 minutes for $0.30 and spaces in the lot may be used for up to 3 hours maximum. This lot is convenient to Elmwood District specialty shops, restaurants and the theater located on College Avenue.
If you have questions about off street parking within the City of Berkeley, please contact Customer Service by telephone at (510) 981-CITY (2489) or 3-1-1, or use our Online Service Center to send a written message.
The City of Berkeley's Customer Service Office is located on the first floor at 1947 Center Street, Berkeley, CA 94704, and is open Monday through Thursday, 8:30AM - 4PM, holidays and reduced service days excepted.