Recreation/Athletic Complex

Parking Information

Campus parking
Parking Regulation
Event Parking
Hours of regulation
Valid parking spaces
Recommended parking area
Recreation/Athletic Complex Parking Map
Loading/unloading
Vendor parking
Disabled parking
Bus Parking
Athletic Department visitors/recruits


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.

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.

Event Parking

  • Important:  Regulation of signed/reserved spaces and any area not specifically designated as a parking space is in effect at all times, including during events.  Open parking during events simply waives the requirement of permit display.
  • UW-Stout football games:   Any campus parking lot near Williams stadium
  • UW-Stout baseball and softball games:  The lower (south) section of Lot 4 nearest Williams Stadium.  The remainder of Lot 4 is regulated for valid permit.
  • UW-Stout varsity basketball games:  Lot 4 and Lot 29
  • UW-Stout varsity volleyball games:  Lot 4 and Lot 29
  • Menomonie High School football games:  Any campus parking lot near Williams Stadium
  • Menomonie High School lower level football games:  The lower (south) section of Lot 4 nearest Williams Stadium.  The remainder of Lot 4 is regulated for valid permit.
  • Parking for any event other than those specifically identified above is by special arrangement with Parking Services.  Check with the event organizer or Parking Services if an event is during normal hours of permit regulation.  Additional parking recommendations are listed below.

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/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 Physical Education and 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.