The Peter Kirk Municipal Garage has 420 parking spaces and is owned and operated by the City of Kirkland. It is located at the southwest corner of Peter Kirk Park on the corner of Third Street and Kirkland Avenue in downtown Kirkland. The Kirkland branch of the King County Library occupies the top floor of this structure. The middle portion of the garage is available to downtown shoppers, library patrons, and park and pool users. The bottom portion of the garage is designated to only downtown employees during specific hours. Please refer to our Downtown Parking Map (PDF - 1.6mb) on the Parking page.
Is there free parking available in the garage?
Yes, free 4-hour parking is available on the middle level of the garage (access directly from Third Street). Free parking for library patrons is available on the upper level, adjacent to the library entrance.
What if I need to park for a longer period of time?
The City of Kirkland does not offer long-term parking for downtown patrons, however, more parking options are available with the privately operated parking lots within Downtown Kirkland. For more information regarding downtown parking, please contact the Public Works Department, at (425) 587-3871. Please watch for signs that designate specific parking spaces within the garage: four hour free, four hour & permit, or e-charging parking stalls.
Where else can I park downtown?
Most on-street parking is limited to 2-hours and is free. Off-street parking is available in lots on the corner of Lake Street and Central and also Marina Park. Most of these spaces also have a 2-hour limit. There are some metered spaces that have a 4-hour limit, with a cost of $1 per hour. Please watch for signs, as some spaces are restricted for loading zones or have 30-minute limits. Some businesses have parking available for their patrons as well.
We hope you enjoy your experience in beautiful Downtown Kirkland, so we offer a word of caution: Overtime parking fines are $35 for a first violation and increase with additional violations up to $100.