Parking Meters

New!: Purple Parking Poles in the Downtown Mean Long-Term Parking

With plenty of parking available just a block or two from the core downtown, the City is extending meter time limits to 10 hours on underutilized spaces. Not sure which meters have the extended hours? Look for the purple meter poles. MORE INFO


  • Meter hours will be 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Sunday
  • General meter rates will be $2 per hour
  • City garages will offer free parking for the 1st hour
  • City garage rates at South Broadway and North Locust (next to Lesher Center) will be 50 cents an hour
  • City garage rate at South Locust (above Lark Creek Restaurant) will be $1 an hour

Need to pay a parking citation? Click here for details

Downtown Parking Map

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Employee Parking

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Employee parking options are now available on the Employee Parking Program App - Spot Hero

* Download the app

* Reserve your parking spot in the SpotHero app

* $3-$5 reserves your space for the entire day right from your phone!

* Lesher Center Garage (664 spaces) - 1625 Locust Street (Special Parking Rates may apply during Lesher Center Performances) 50 cents per hour after first hour (NOTE: These rates do not apply when special event parking is in effect).

*South Locust Street Parking Garage (250 spaces) - 1350 Locust Street (Between Mt. Diablo Blvd. and Cypress Street) $1 per hour after first hour.

*Broadway Parking Garage (464 spaces) - 1390 Broadway (One block South of the downtown Library)50 cents per hour after first hour.

*There are also many privately owned garages and parking lots throughout downtown Walnut Creek; be sure to check a particular lot's signage for pricing and time limits.

Free Trolley
For your convenience Route 4 is a FREE trolley service 7 days a week for rides around downtown Walnut Creek and to and from the Walnut Creek BART station. Bike racks available on each trolley-first come, first serve. 

Please download a printable version of Route 4 & the Route 5 Trolley. Walnut Creek Trolley & Shuttle Brochure.

Extended Holiday Hours through December

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Walnut Creek BART Station Information

One of the East Bay's busiest BART stations, BART riders can easily connect to Walnut Creek's thriving business, shopping, and dining community. A short walk to the traditional Downtown or jump aboard the free trolley for a ride to Broadway Plaza.

There are two Bay Area Rapid Transit stations in the Walnut Creek area: the Walnut Creek station at Ygnacio Valley Road and Interstate 680, and the Pleasant Hill station at Treat Boulevard and Oak Road.


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