Parking

Photo of Downtown Ventura with pay station

Welcome to Ventura! Whether you're soaking up the sun on our pristine beaches, exploring the lively downtown, or immersing yourself in local culture, we have parking options tailored to your needs.  

Browse our user-friendly website and use our map to find parking that is convenient near your destination. Residents and visitors alike can enjoy the ease of navigating Ventura with our diverse and affordable parking solutions. So, plan your next adventure, and let us make parking one less thing to worry about. Explore Ventura with convenience – start today!

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  2. Beachfront
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Downtown Parking 

Parking downtown is convenient and a great way to visit Ventura! There are nearly 2,000 parking spaces in our historic downtown at 14 City lots, the free parking structure, and along several blocks in the downtown area. 

Paid parking updates

In May 2023 and again in November 2023, the City Council directed staff to expand paid parking downtown into off-street parking lots and the existing parking structure on Santa Clara Street by May 1, 2024.  See the map below for the expanded paid parking areas.   

The expansion of paid parking will assist in managing the limited parking supply and support local businesses by encouraging turnover in parking spaces.  It will also help provide additional funding support in the Downtown area for:  

  • cleaning and maintenance,  
  • public restrooms,  
  • security,  
  • and more! 

Helpful links

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Downtown Pay Stations

Parking is free and without time restrictions for vehicles with an accessible parking placard or accessible license plate issued by the State. Here's a Pay Station User Guide on how to use them.

Pay with the ParkMobile App 

ParkMobile conveniently allows motorists to remotely pay for on-street parking. Download the app available on iTunes, Google Play, and Windows devices. 

  1. Register*
  2. Pay by App
  3. Pay by Phone

*Note: An account is NOT required to pay for parking. It is optional to complete your registration at a later time. 

Step 1

Download the App and follow the prompts to enter your information.

Step 2

Enter your plate number to save your information. You may add up to 5 plate numbers per account.

Step 3

Add your payment method and follow the prompts.



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