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Des Moines Downtown
Municipal Parking Ramps & Rates

8th & Mulberry Parking Garage, 1st & 2nd Hours -- $2.00/Hour. Additional Hours $1.00/Hour

750 Mulberry St., 843 Vehicle capacity  Monthly-$100/Month

5th & Keo Parking Garage,

525 - 5th Ave, 600 Vehicle capacity, Monthly- $100.00/Month

4th & Grand Parking Garage,

400 Grand Ave. 1016 Vehicle capacity, Monthly- $110.00/Month, 1st/ 2nd hrs. $2/hr., Additional hrs $1.00/hr

3rd & Court Parking Garage,

210 - 2nd Ave, 750 Vehicle capacity, Monthly-$100.00/Month, 1st/ 2nd hrs. $2/hr., Additional hrs $1.00/hr

5th & Walnut Parking Garage,

225 - 5th Ave. 609 Vehicle capacity, Monthly-$110/Month, Monthly-$100.00/Month, 1st/ 2nd hrs. $2/hr., Additional hrs $1.25/hr


9th & Locust Parking Garage,

801 Locust St, 1130 Vehicle capacity, Monthly-$110.00/Month, 1st/ 2nd hrs. $2/hr., Additional hrs $1.25/hr

 To view a map of City of Des Moines Parking Garages click here.


Monthly parking starts at $100/month. The city offers three different types of monthly parking, shown below, for different monthly rates. Call ABM Parking at (515) 243-8442 for specific rate information.
Monthly floater =   Provides the parker with an access card to enter the garage 24/7 and park in any available space that is not “signed”(including the rooftop) if available.
Monthly preferred = Provides the parker with an access card to enter the garage 24/7 and park within a signed “designated” area.
Monthly Reserved = Provides the parker with an access card to enter the garage24/7 and park in the same “reserved”  space each time.

Center Street Park & Ride Parking Garage, 1st & 2nd Hours -- $1.00/Hour. Additional Hours $.50/Hour

830 - 6th Ave, 904 Vehicle capacity 12 Hour Max. - $5.00 / 24 Hour Max. - $6.00, Floater - $63/Month

Preferred - $75/Month, Event Parking - $5.00 (Pre-Pay)


Access to the LINK Shuttle: Mon-Fri Dart Bus Schedule


Childtime Learning Center: 610 Center Street, Des Moines, IA 50309 (515) 243-4366 or

(877) 624-2602, Director: Amy Hutt 1701@childtime.com

Downtown Parking Ramps & Rates

City of Des Moines Municipal Parking Garages are managed by ABM Parking System. ABM Parking can be reached at (515) 243-8442 or Sharon.lanies@abm.com   

Please contact the Traffic & Transportation Division at (515) 283-4973 for further information.