Parking Information

Touch-free parking is now available. Download the Flowbird app ahead of time. Electronic pay stations are also available in Convention Center public parking lots and garages.

Convention Center parking rates range from free (0-15 minutes) to a $16 maximum for 4+ hours (subject to change). Touch-free payment is available through the Flowbird app. We recommend you download the app ahead of time for a faster and more seamless experience. Electronic pay stations are also available on-site and are easy to use. Both options will be familiar to those who park in Tacoma’s downtown core. 

Event planners also have the option to arrange validations, making the process streamlined for those who want to pre-arrange patron event parking.

In partnership with Republic Parking Northwest, Inc., we strive to explore opportunities to enhance the service offered to our patrons. If you have any comments, questions, or concerns, please feel free to speak with your Sales Manager, Event Manager, or contact Republic Parking directly at 253.627.4401.


What are the parking rates?*

  • 0-15 minutes - No Charge
  • 0-4 hours - $8
  • 4+ hours - $16

What forms of payment are accepted at the pay station?
When using the Flowbird app, guests will register and enter their debit or credit card information for payment. The electronic pay stations accept US bills including $1, $5, $10, and $20 bills as well as VISA and MasterCard debit/credit cards. Please note: no change will be given so please pay with exact bills. No refunds will be given.

Is parking validation available for my event?
Yes, please speak with your Sales or Event Manager for more information and to arrange parking for your event.

Can I use the remaining time on my parking receipt elsewhere in the City of Tacoma?
No, paid parking in Convention Center lots and garages is not valid in other locations.

What are the parking lot hours?
All Convention Center parking lots are open 24 hours a day.

Who do I contact for more info or assistance with the Convention Center parking system? The Convention Center parking facility is managed by Republic Parking NW, PO Box 1112, Tacoma, WA 98401. Phone: 253.627.4401


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