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.
View an interactive map of downtown parking options.
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.
On-Street Time Limits
Parking Lot Time Limit
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: