Parking Rates

Joined Dec 12, 2000
Just a little topic with nothing to do about food or cooking.

First of all what is the most you have ever payed to park your vehicle ?.

last fall when my parents and I went to the PNE we paid $10. to park at Pacific Coliseum.

That's quite a chunk of cash, but anyway, the real issue is the Impark company, who jacked up the parking rates at GM Place this week for the world figureskating championships, to $20 a time.

So my second question, does anyone else think that parking rates over $3.00 a day are too much?
Joined Jan 3, 2001
Parking rates in boston are pretty outrageous. My husband and I went in town for a "free" concert, but had to pay $20 to park for just a couple of hours - so much for "free". It's the "T" for me....
On the other hand, I have always thought that owning a parking lot in a key location would be a goldmine! Just think - low maintenance. Your biggest concern would be hiring someone honest to take the money (but that might be no small task!)


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Joined Oct 7, 2001
In downtown Chicago it can cost you between $20-30 to park for the day, though there are still a few hidden gems out there (Im not saying where). Parking around a cubs game can cost upwards of $30 though most run around $15-20 and still a number of $10 lots around if you get there early enough. Valet at most restaurants is now running around $6-10 for the evening.
Joined Sep 28, 1999
No different in SF. My buddy doesn't have parking with his apartment so he pays $300 a month just for a parking spot. For regular daily parking you're looking at $20 minimum.



Joined Apr 4, 2000
Downtown it can cost just about 3$ for the first 30 minutes. If you are lucky enough to find a spot on the street the meter are for a maximum fo 2 hours. Very useful if you want to go the movies.
Joined Jul 31, 2000
West side of manhatten $36 for 24 hours,east side $20 for 24 hours,go figure.
In Boston this past weekend on Charlies street one lot was $12 overnight and one was $26 SAME STREET!!!
went to fanuil hall...parked for three hours and shelled out $20 bucks.
What to do.....
Joined Aug 11, 2000
Ouch~ it's really resonable in St. Louis.
chicago floored me...$33 to park in a hotel your staying at....unreal. per day. unreal
a flight from St. louis is usually $49 each way....
Joined Oct 12, 1999
When I worked in Downtown Houston the parking garage was at $20 a day for 4 hours and over, although the open parking lots were at $6-$9 a day. The place I work now, I have a parking contract for an open parking lot at $48 a month. The best deal I could get. To park in a garage it cost 2.5 times as much per month. :mad:
Joined Mar 6, 2001
Here's the thing that gets me... it's like $30.00 for the first 1/2 hour but then it's only $32.00 to park for 24 hrs....go figure! It takes you the 1/2 hour just to get out of the garage unless you like dark stair cases that smell of unmentionable possiblities. :eek:

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