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Downtown Parking Improves Monday


Monday morning Greeley’s parking improvements go into effect.

These improvements come after months of collecting suggestions, meeting with stakeholders, taking feedback from community members, researching solutions, and developing new parking management practices. More than a year ago, city staff identified the need to manage Greeley’s parking resources better and began the public process to revamp municipal practices.

This is just a first step in improving Greeley parking. Staff will review these new parking practices annually and make adjustments and further improvements to help create a parking environment that best serves the community.

More information and details, including digital maps and instructions, are online at and anyone with questions or concerns can email or call 970-350-9641.

Starting Monday, April 1, downtown parking improvements will:

  • Maintain two-hour free parking during weekdays and free, no-limit parking for evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Add a pay-to-stay option so visitors can choose to leave their car in place longer if they wish.
  • Implement a program that encourages more parking availability in high-traffic and centrally-located downtown areas.
  • Reduce enforcement hours in the evening by an hour, stopping at 5 p.m. instead of 6 p.m.


To administer many of these improvements, Greeley will use license plate recognition technology and Passport Parking services and app.


Anyone wanting to visit downtown and staying less than two hours does not need to use the app. If someone knows they will stay longer than two hours or is not sure how long they will stay, they can follow the steps below:


  1. Find your spot
  2. Launch the Passport app shortly after parking
  3. Enjoy downtown
  4. The app will send an alert near the end of a user’s parking time (the first two hours are free)
  5. Pay for more time
  6. Keep enjoying downtown

Downtown parking will also have a call to pay option. Simply dial 877-959-4718 and pay for your extended parking over the phone.

To increase available parking in high-use areas downtown, Greeley officials created Orange Zone Parking. This special parking zone — located in the heart of downtown — still offers two-hour free parking; free evening, weekend; and holiday parking, and pay to stay options. However, if any downtown visitors want to stay longer than two hours in the Orange Zone and do not want to pay, they must move their vehicle at least two blocks or leave the Orange Zone to restart their two-hour free parking time.

Green and Orange ZonesParking data shows the majority of downtown parking lots have numerous spots open throughout the day. Just a few centrally located lots — that will become Orange Zone Parking — become mostly full during peak hours. These downtown parking improvements encourage longer-stay drivers to park near the outer edges of downtown and make those centrally located lots more available for short-stay downtown visitors.

Downtown Greeley offers more than 2,000 free two-hour parking spots to downtown visitors. Evening, weekends, and holidays are free, no-limit parking in all spaces including permit lots.


For more information, contact Public Works Deputy Director Will Jones 970-350-9751 or

Release Date:
Mar 29, 2019

For more information, media representatives should contact:
Public Works Deputy Director Will Jones

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