Say Hello to the New Grand Rapids ‘Park Once’ Downtown District
Our team at the City of Grand Rapids, Mobile GR & Parking Services is proud to operate one of the most sophisticated parking departments in the country. In order to best meet the current and future needs of Grand Rapids residents, businesses and visitors, our parking services must continue to evolve to meet the city’s transportation demands.
Beginning Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, Grand Rapids is introducing comprehensive reforms to modernize our city’s public parking and municipal transit systems while making getting around downtown easier than ever.
As Grand Rapids has experienced growth and development, the number of visitors and residents traveling to and from the central business district has increased accordingly, straining the existing parking supply and creating congestion within the downtown core. Our changes are aimed at helping to resolve these issues and address future parking needs.
The city is committed to working with all parking customers, as well as Grand Rapids residents and downtown visitors, to offer the best services that meet your needs and improve mobility options.
Highlights of what’s coming to downtown Grand Rapids public parking and local transit options include:
New Changes and Answers to Your Parking FAQs
Downtown parking rates are changing at meters, surface lots and ramps. Our Frequently Asked Questions section provides updates and answers to everything you need to know about how the changes may impact you.
Downtown’s New ‘Park Once’ District
Whether you are a worker, student or visitor, you will have the opportunity to experience downtown like never before. The “Park Once” district will allow drivers to park once and travel throughout downtown via FREE public transportation.
New and Improved DASH Services
The city is increasing its DASH service to create a true high-frequency downtown DASH circulator. DASH buses will run from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. during the week, with pickups coming every seven to eight minutes.
New Silver Line No-Fare Zone
The City of Grand Rapids has partnered with The Rapid to create a no-fare zone north of the Wealthy Street and McConnell stop throughout downtown, further expanding transportation options.
Two New Mobile Apps with Real-time Information
Grand Rapids is utilizing two new free mobile apps – GR Park and myStop – that smart phone users can download to instantly navigate their array of downtown travel and parking opportunities.
It’s a fact the City has more than 300 monthly ramp and surface parking lot cards currently available for sale, with the majority of those parking spaces located at the Government Center and Area 9 facilities.
City of Grand Rapids and the Mobile GR and Parking Services Department would
like to thank everyone who participated in our survey to share your opinions
and experiences regarding parking services in downtown Grand Rapids.
Your time and opinion are greatly appreciated. We will be contacting the winners of the two $25 Madcap Coffee gift cards shortly.