Downtown Parking

About Downtown

Located 40 miles west of Chicago, Aurora is the second largest City in Illinois. Our vibrant and exciting downtown offers a variety of retail, residential, and entertainment options including a casino, 2 major music venues, restaurants, a community college, and commuter station. Situated on approximately 49 City blocks, Downtown Aurora offers something for everyone-- and convenient, flexible parking to meet your exact needs.
Parking Overview.
Downtown Parking App
Click to view an interactive map of downtown parking options.

Parking Overview

The City of Aurora utilizes a color-coded system for on-street and lot parking which carry different time limits. Since parking spaces closer to the heart of downtown are in more demand, they carry shorter limits than those located in other areas. Not only does this system result in more equitable parking opportunities for businesses and patrons alike, it also allows you to choose your most convenient option depending on the time you will spend downtown.

Know Your Color

Aurora's downtown parking is broken down into 5 color-coded categories. In addition, the Stolp Island Parking Garage at the corner of Downer Place and Stolp Avenue has free parking for up to 1 hour and reasonable parking rates with longer limits. After 5 p.m., the City offers public parking at the northwest corner of River and New York Streets in the West Suburban Bank parking lot until 3 a.m.
Color Category
On-Street Time Limits
Parking Lot Time Limit
Platinum 90 Minutes
Gold 2 Hours
2 Hours
Silver 2 Hours 3 Hours
Bronze 3 Hours 6 Hours
Mercury 5 Hours 10 Hours

Loading Zone Options

If your business or organization is in need of a loading zone, Aurora's downtown parking plan has options. For information, call 630-256-4636. Our plan has options for the following:
  • 15-Minute
  • Extended Hour Freight
  • Freight
  • Passenger
  • Taxicab loading zones
  • Temporary
  • Valet