Getting Around Downtown

Did you know that Downtown Denton is walkable?  You can get from one side of the downtown area to the other in about a 10 minute, 1/2 mile walk.  Park you car and take a walk around. Discover new restaurants, businesses and street art while you're out.  It’s one of the best ways to get to know Denton!  

Below we've created a detailed list of available free street parking, public parking lots, as well as available paid lots so you're informed and aware of places to park all across the Downtown area. As lots improve or change, we'll update this list to best reflect said changes. Downtown has much to offer including parking; we can't wait to see you out and about with friends and family! 

Parking Spaces in Downtown

Number of parking spaces in downtown by parking type.
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Street Parking

Though there are many open streets surrounding Downtown Denton, we recommend staying within the Mulberry St to McKinney St and N. Carroll Blvd to Bell Ave areas. Some street parking areas are time-sensitive, and have been marked in the provided map here. 

N. Carroll Blvd to Bell Avenue

  • Hickory Street: 2hr parking M-F 8am -5pm, Weekends and Nights Unlimited
  • Oak Street: 2hr parking M-F 8am-5pm, Weekends and Nights Unlimited
  • Pecan Street: 2hr parking M-F 8am -5pm, Weekends and Nights Unlimited
  • Walnut Street: 2hr parking M-F 8am -5pm, Weekends and Nights Unlimited

Mulberry St to McKinney St

  • Cedar Street: 2hr parking M-F 8am -5pm, Weekends and Nights Unlimited
  • Elm Street: 2hr parking M-F 8am -5pm, Weekends and Nights Unlimited
  • Locust Street: 2hr parking M-F 8am -5pm, Weekends and Nights Unlimited
  • Austin Street: 2hr parking M-F 8am -5pm, Weekends and Nights Unlimited

Public Parking Lots (Free)

These lots are available to park for free at any time of the week, all within a quick stroll to the square and surrounding areas. Some areas are currently under construction ( the Old Rock Lot) so please plan accordingly when strategizing your plans to make way to Downtown Denton. 

  • County Parking Lot
    • 111 Spaces, unlimited availability. 10 minute walk to the square.  
  • County Carroll Courts Building Lot
    • 75 spaces, available after 5pm and Saturday - Sunday. 10 minute walk to the square. 
    • No overnight parking, pleases obey all posted signs.
  • City Development Services Lot
    • 85 spaces, available after 5pm and Saturday - Sunday. 10 minute walk to the square.
    • No overnight parking, pleases obey all posted signs.
  • City Hall East Parking Lot
    • 121 spaces, unlimited availability. 5 minute walk to the square. 
  • City Hall West Parking Lot
    • 47 spaces, unlimited availability. 6-7 minute walk to the square. 
  • Civic Center Parking Lot
    • 185 spaces, unlimited availability. 5 minute walk to the square. 
  • McKinney St. Parking Lot
    • 106 spaces, unlimited availability. 5 minute walk to the square. 
  • Oak, Oakland Public Lot
    • 125 spaces, unlimited availability. 5 minute walk to the square. 
  • Old Rock Lot (under construction) 
    • 87 spaces, unlimited availability. 6-7 minute walk to the square. 
  • Williams Square Public Lot
    • 56 spaces, unlimited availability. 5 minute walk to the square. 
  • East Hickory, Exposition St. Parking Lot
    • 117 spaces, unlimited availability. 10 minute walk to the square. 

Paid Parking Lots

Below you will find the paid lots available to you around the square. These are privately owned lots with their own methods of payment. Please read on for instructions on how to pay before choosing to park in these areas. 

Wells Fargo Building, Jack Bell Property Mgmt Lot

2-3 minute walk to the square.

How to Pay: Download the Parkmobile app and follow the requested steps to locate Jack Bell Property Management parking lot and pay for your spot. 

Walnut & S. Elm St. Parking Lot

2-3 minute walk to the square. 

How to Pay:  This lot operates on a cash-only basis. At the center of the parking lot, you will find a red kiosk with payment slots assigned to each parking space. Find your parking space and insert your payment into the slot. These are not time-sensitive spaces. 

 


Did You Know?

We frequently get asked what the size of the Downtown Denton area is, and how far of a walk it may be from one business to another.  We took the time to take a look at another popular shopping area in Denton, the Golden Triangle Mall, to see the difference in size and walkability. Our results were pretty interesting! Did you know that if you walk the entire Golden Triangle Mall it would be like walking from Pizza Snob to East Side, and from the post office to Mulberry St. Cantina?  With that information, we've put this together as a handy reference for those who may want to know more.

Check out this informative document from the City of Denton with a radius map detailing walking times and parking areas. 

 

 

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