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See our Guide to Public Parking (updated 7/1/2015)
Parking Map Downtown Kirkland

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Employee Parking Restrictions Starting 8/27/12

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Motorcycle Parking


CONTACT INFORMATION
Transportation Engineering Manager
David Godfrey 
425.587.3865

Parking Enforcement
425.587.3490 x 4


DOWNTOWN PARKING
Parking Wayfinding Photo 2Follow the wayfinding signs to public parking in Kirkland.
Evening and All-Day pay parking in downtown parking lots is handled by Pay Stations which accept coins, debit, and credit cards. Pay parking costs $1 per hour.




LOOK FOR OUR PARKING SIGNS!
Pay Parking Sign - New


Pay Here Sign

3-Hour Parking Sign

Returning after five sign

no employee parking
Parking Locations

LAKESHORE PLAZA LOT

Pre-payment Option:
The pay stations accept pre-payment if you park prior to 5:00 pm and you want to stay after 5:00 pm.  For example, if you park at 3:00 pm and are leaving at 6:30 pm, the pay station will accept your 1½ hour payment early, so that you do not have to go back at 5:00 pm to pay the machine. 

LAKE & CENTRAL LOT

    Pre-Payment Option: The pay stations accept pre-payment if you park prior to 9:00 am.  For example, if you park at 6:00 am and are leaving at 1:00 pm, the pay station will accept your early payment of $4 - no need to go back at 9:00 am to pay the machine.

    PARK & MAIN LOT

    Pre-Payment Option: The pay stations accept pre-payment if you park prior to 9:00 am.  For example, if you park at 6:00 am and are leaving at 3:00 pm, the pay station will accept your early payment of $6 - no need to go back at 9:00 am to pay the machine.


    FREE PARKING

    30-Minute Parking

    - On-streets
    - In selected lots

    2 Hour Parking
    - On-street

    3 Hour Parking in lot from 9AM-5PM
    - Lakeshore Plaza

    4 Hour Parking 
    - Peter Kirk Municipal Parking Garage located under
       the Kirkland Library.  Entrances are on 3rd Street
       or Kirkland Avenue.  
    - 1st Street and 3rd Avenue
    - 2nd Avenue South and State Street
    - Market Street from 4th Avenue to 6th Avenue

    PAY PARKING STATIONS
    - $1.00 per hour (credit/debit or coin only accepted)

    Up to 4-Hour Parking from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m., Mon-Sat
    - Lakeshore Plaza Lot

    Up to 4-Hour Parking from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m., Mon-Sat
    - Lake & Central Lot

    All Day Parking from 9 a.m - 9 p.m., Mon-Sat
    - Park & Main Lot

    Private Pay Parking Lots
    - Available for customer parking mostly in the
      evenings.  See map for locations.


    RESTRICTED OR LIMITED PARKING

    Boat Trailer Parking
    - April 1st through October 31st
    - Designated at Heritage Park on the corner of 
      Market Street and Waverly Way.
    - Westside of Market Street between Waverly Way and Central (After 6pm on weekdays, unrestricted on weekends and holidays)

    Restricted Parking
    - Available after 3 or 5 PM and/or 1 Hour (in circle)


    HANDICAPPED PARKING

    On-street Parking

    - Central Way and Market Street (1) 
    - Main Street (1)
    - Lake Avenue West (1)


    Parking Garages and Lots
    - Central Way on slanted lot (1 stall)
    - Heritage Park (1 stall)
    - Lake & Central Lot (3 stalls)
    - Lakeshore Plaza (5 stalls)
    - Merrill Gardens parking garage (1 stall) 
    - Park & Main Lot (5 stalls)
    - Peter Kirk Municipal Garage (9 stalls)
    - Pool/KPC/PKCC (6 stalls)


    NON-RESTRICTED PARKING
    No Time-Limit Parking

    - Market Street from 6th Street
    - Central Way between 3rd and 5th Streets
    - 3rd Avenue between 1st and 2nd Streets 


    PARKING PERMITS FOR DOWNTOWN EMPLOYEES


    To help ensure that patrons have the best parking spaces, downtown employees are encouraged to park at the Peter Kirk Municipal Garage (library garage).  Downtown employee parking permits are available at no charge.  The garage is located at the southwest corner of Peter Kirk Park on the corner of Third Street and Kirkland Avenue in downtown Kirkland.  There are 217 permit stalls located in the basement, ramp and one aisle on the upper level.  Please watch for signs that designate specific permit parking spaces.  After 6:00 pm, all garage parking stalls are open to all, without time limit restrictions. 

    Parking permits can be obtained at City Hall's Public Works counter.  For more information, please call 425.587.3800.

    What if an employee wants to park in the downtown core?

    Monday through Saturday, most on-street parking is limited to 2-hours.  Park and Main lot has all day pay parking at $1/hr from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm.  Downtown employees are prohibited to park at the Lake & Central and Marina Park parking lots from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm.  Overtime parking fines start at $35, and subsequent fines are $50 to $75. 

    Where else can I park?
    See our Guide to Public Parking.

    Public Works
    Engineering
    Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    123 5th Avenue, Kirkland WA 98033
    Operations & Maintenance
    Mon-Fri, 6:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
    915 8th St, Kirkland WA 98033

    General Inquiries
    E-mail: publicworks@kirklandwa.gov
    Engineering: T. 425.587.3800 | F. 425.587.3807
    Operations & Maintenance: T. 425.587.3900 | F. 425.587.3902