To help ensure that Downtown Kirkland visitors and customers have the best parking options in downtown Kirkland, employees of downtown businesses are encouraged to park in designated areas managed by the City. Participation in the Downtown Employee Parking Program is free.
Employees who work for businesses in the central business district of downtown Kirkland and choose to participate in the program need to register their vehicles and receive a permit sticker from City Hall.
Your permit allows you to park in these designated areas:
- Peter Kirk Municipal Garage – in signed "Permit Parking Only" stalls (lower level of garage)
- Wester Lot at 120 3rd Ave (near city hall)
- Lake Ave W. – where signed "Except By Permit"
While the Wester lot and Lake Ave W. are available 24 hours a day, the Municipal Garage closes and locks at midnight every night and reopens daily at 5 a.m. No after-hours vehicle retrieval is available.
Employees of businesses located in the white highlighted area on the map are eligible to participate in the program. Any employees of businesses outside of this area are not eligible.