An Outing in Detroit: Your Guide to Parking in the City

November 22, 2022 | Story by Max White

The events never stop in the city, from summer fun to winter and holiday activities, thousands of people will make their way to Detroit throughout the year.

Many of those people will be driving down, and that means parking is a must, and you’re going to want something close to where you’re going, and nothing too expensive. For drivers, Detroit has plenty of parking options, and some are even massive art exhibits.

If you’re looking for places to park in the city, here are some of the best.

Downtown Detroit

The Z Garage

If you’re looking for convenient parking and beautiful views of both the city and art, The Z Garage is perfect for you.

It has two entrances – one on Gratiot near Library and the other on Grand River near Broadway – and both put you just blocks from to the heart of Downtown Detroit.

It’s 535,000 square feet and features 10 floors, with the roof offering stunning views of the Detroit skyline.

Each floor also features colorful murals pained from The Library Street collective, and you can check them out while you drive up to your floor.

Z Lot

Greektown Parking Garage

Located near Greektown and near Campus Martius, the Greektown Parking Garage has over 1,100 spaces over seven floors with 24/7 security.

The garage also has an air pump, window washing stations and EV charging.

Greektown Detroit at night

One Campus Martius Parking Garage

The One Campus Martius parking garage is attached to a well-known building right in the heart of Downtown Detroit.

It has more than 1,700 parking spaces and is connected to the One Campus Martius building and the Detroit People Mover. It’s just a block away from Campus Martius Park and Woodward Ave.

One Detroit and Two Detroit parking garages

Located right next to each other near the One Detroit building, the One Detroit and Two Detroit garages offer more than 3,100 spaces combined.

The location will put you close to the Renaissance Center, Hart Plaza, Campus Martius and the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center.

Kennedy Square Garage

An underground parking garage near Campus Martius park, the Kennedy Square Garage will put you near restaurants, activities, buildings and more in Downtown Detroit.

It’s just on the other side of Campus Martius, and it has easy ins and outs avoiding the business of the park.

Other parking lots

There are dozens of lots spread throughout the downtown area that you can park at, but be prepared to bring cash or download an app to pay for your parking.

Little Caesars Arena, Comerica Park, and Ford Field

With tens of thousands of people coming to the city for games, parking for Lions, Tigers, Pistons, Red Wings and more can be hard.

The District Detroit and Ford Field have a list of parking services from ABM Parking and Olympia Development.

Olympia Development has lots and garages on the southern side of I-75 which include:

  • Lions and Tigers Garage
  • “D” Garage
  • Fox Theatre Garage
  • 61 E. Elizabeth
  • 127 W. Fisher
  • 145 W. Elizabeth
  • 2220 Cass
  • 205 W. Adams
  • 2055 Cass
  • 850 Witherell
  • 143 W. Montcalm
  • 151 W. Adams
  • 2130 Cass
  • 200 Madison
  • 117 W. Columbia
  • 2301 Clifford
  • 215 W. Elizabeth
  • 2121 Cass

ABM Parking Services has lots including the Ford Field Parking Deck, and Ford Field Lot 4, Lot 5 and Lot 6.

Olympia also has parking on the northern side of I-75 including:

  • The UWM Garage
  • Little Caesars Arena Garage
  • 2721 Cass
  • 2756 Cass
  • 2501 Cass
  • 2955 Cass
  • 2961 Second
  • The Temple West Garage
  • 2440 Second
  • 510 W. Fisher

Park Detroit

Finally, if you’re looking to find street parking in the city, make sure you download the Park Detroit app. The app allows you to pay for parking on your phone and uses GPS to help identify what parking zone you are in.

You can find, reserve and pay for parking all through the app.

Parking is $1 per hour and parking in the city is enforced Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Payment is not required from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. and payment is also not required on Sundays or holidays.

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