Recreation/Athletic Complex Parking

Campus Parking

Over 1,000 campus parking spaces are available within a four block walk of the Recreation/Athletic Complex. These spaces are located in safe, secure, well lighted, police patrolled parking facilities. It is strongly recommended that persons attending athletic events park in a campus parking lot rather than on a less secure city street. Event Parking Standard Operating Procedures & Campus Maps

Parking Regulation

All campus parking is regulated for valid permit or paid meter during hours of parking regulation. Hours of regulation are posted at the entrance of each parking lot.

Hours of Regulation

University Housing parking lots, including lots 4 and 34 near the Rec Complex, are regulated for valid permit 24 hours per day from 9 PM Sunday night thought 1 PM Friday. Persons attending athletic events may park in Lot 4 only on the weekend, from 1 PM Friday through 9 PM Sunday.

Other lots near the Rec Complex are regulated as follows:

  • Days: 7 AM - 4 PM, Monday through Friday - Requires display of valid permit or payment of meter
  • Evenings: 4 PM - 2 AM, Monday through Thursday - Does not require display of a permit or payment of a meter. Only restricted and reserved parking spaces are regulated.
  • Weekends: 4 PM Friday through 2 AM Monday - Does not require display of a permit or payment of a meter. Only restricted and reserved parking spaces are regulated.
  • Overnight: 2 AM - 7 AM every day - Parking is prohibited.

Valid Parking Spaces

Valid parking spaces are defined as within striped pavement markings in a paved lot and head-in against a parking bumper block/guide rope in an undeveloped lot. Any area not specifically identified as a parking space, per the above, is a prohibited parking zone for any amount of time. Take care to not park in reserved/restricted spaces which are regulated 24 hours every day. Reserved/restricted spaces are signed restricting their use for a specific purpose, e.g. Disabled or Physical Plant.

Recommended Parking Areas

During the day: 7 AM - 4 PM, Monday through Friday:

  • Pay a meter (either university or city)
  • Park legally on a city street

During the evening: 4 PM - 2 AM, Monday through Thursday:

  • Lot 29 (on 13th Ave, directly east of the Recreation & Athletic Complex) is the best evening parking location.
  • Consult the campus map for several other parking lots located within a few blocks of the Recreation & Athletic Complex.

Weekends: Friday, 4 PM - Sunday, 9 PM:

  • Lot 29 (on 13th Ave, directly east of the Recreation/Athletic Complex) is available until 2 AM Monday morning.
  • Lot 4 (between the Recreation & Athletic Complex and Broadway St.) and Lot 34 (13th Ave and 6th St. E.) are available from 4 PM Friday until 9 PM Sunday evening.
  • All other center campus campus parking lots (consult campus map) are available from 4 PM Friday until 2 AM Monday.

Overnight parking:

Athletic Department Visitors & Recruits

Individuals visiting Athletic Department offices/staff should stop by Parking Services (University Services Building, 817 S. Broadway) before parking to pick up a permit.

Loading and Unloading

Short term loading/unloading near athletic facilities requires authorization from Parking Services. Contact the parking office prior to loading/unloading to obtain a permit.

Vendor Parking

Vendors needing to park near athletic events should contact the Athletics Department to receive authorization. Athletics Department staff will coordinate the parking arrangements.

Disabled Parking

Standard ADA compliant parking spaces are provided in all campus parking lots. If you have a need for more accessible parking than standard parking areas provide, please call Parking Services at (715) 232-1792 to arrange the accommodation that meets your needs.

Bus Parking

The primary parking area for buses is in Lot 34. Buses are prohibited from parking in any area where their presence will block a drive lane, fire lane, walkway, or create a visual obstruction or hazard to either vehicular or pedestrian traffic. Bus operators should contact Parking Services to receive authorization. Parking for team buses in special areas may be arranged by contacting either the Athletic Department or Parking Services. Smaller buses may be authorized to park in a parking lot within two "head to head" parking spaces if the bus fits within the striped limits of the parking space and doesn't project into the drive lanes.

Football Game Parking

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