Parking to Support our Residents and Businesses
The City of Columbus, under the direction of the Redevelopment Commission, owns and operates two parking garages in downtown Columbus. Hours of Operation and Parking Rates are detailed below.
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Now Available in both Jackson Street and Second Street Garages
The City of Columbus is encouraging owners of environmentally friendly EV cars to visit the downtown area while doing their part to help slow emissions into our environment. These units offer charging capability to many vehicle types, from the Chevy Volt to the Tesla. Residents and visitors using our parking garages are welcome to use the charging stations for up to 2 hours at a time at no charge. Violators will be towed at the owners expense.
Jackson Street Garage – Public Parking
Location: The corner of 4th Street and Jackson Street, downtown Columbus, IN
Entrance and Exit gates are located on Jackson Street between 4th and 5th Street
- Garage equipped with automated gate entry system with pull ticket dispenser
- Two Automated Pay Stations
- One located inside foyer at the corner of Jackson and 4th Street
- One located at exit gate
- For convenience and a speedier exit, customers are encouraged to use the Automated Pay Station located in the foyer before returning to their automobiles
Hours of Operation: Open 24 hours/ 7 days a week *
Hours – 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Monday – Friday* (see daily parking rates)
After hours and weekends – Free
NOTE: Top floor (roof) of parking garage CLOSES at 8:00 PM and all automobiles should be off the roof of the garage by that time. Parking on all floors, other than the roof, is available 24/7.
Contact Garage Personnel for Parking Space Reservation Inquiries 812-372-2847
Daily Parking Rates
|Up to 1 hour||FREE|
Monthly Parking Rates
2nd Street Garage – Reserved Parking**
Location: On Jackson Street, between 2nd and 3rd Streets, Columbus, IN
- Entrances located off both 2nd and 3rd Streets, between Jackson and Brown Streets
- Exit located ONLY on 2nd Street
Hours of Operation: Open 24 hours/ 7 days a week*
Daily Parking Rates – not available (monthly parking passes only 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM)
Monthly Parking Rates – Reserved for tenants of Cole Apartments and employees of Cummins, Inc.
**Open to Public (free) – Monday – Friday evenings and weekends 6:00 PM – 6:00 AM.
NOTE: top floor (roof) of parking garage CLOSES at 8:00 PM daily and all automobiles must be off the roof of the garage by that time. Parking on all floors, other than the roof, is available as outlined above.
Columbus has one additional downtown parking garage located between 6th and 7th Street, and Washington and Jackson Streets. However, this garage is privately owned and operated by Cummins, Inc. and reserved for their employees ONLY.