Parking in Historic Downtown ~ Most of us who love to come downtown would prefer the ability to park right in front of our destination of choice. Once in a while we can. Often we must park a few blocks away and walk. Downtown Parking Map
This illustration shows the footprint of the Grand Teton Mall (in red) overlaid on top of our historic downtown. Consider that a stroll from one end of the mall to the other is the same distance as walking from Yellowstone Highway to Memorial Drive. Walk the mall in the other direction and it is the same distance and walking from Constitution Avenue over to Broadway. Yet, most mall patrons and workers do not complain about walking so far. So the next time you come downtown to work, shop, or play, try to keep a positive attitude and pause to enjoy your stroll through beautiful historic buildings and wonderful shops.
Most on-street parking around downtown is limited to two hours. If you are making a short trip downtown, open spaces are abundant but you may have to park around the corner from your destination. If so, you can enjoy a stroll along some of our historic streets.
Free All-Day Parking
There are several free all-day parking lots around the downtown area. Lots are located across Yellowstone Ave along the railroad, behind the Chesbro’s building on Broadway, most streets north of Constitution, corner of D Street and Park and across the street on D Street, corner of E Street and Capital and on the corner of Constitution and Shoup. A new parking lot off Yellowstone Highway by the Railroad tracks, south of Broadway will be constructed in the next 2 years.
The IFDDC operates three pay to park parking lots in the heart of downtown at 451 B St (near the corner of Capital and B), along Yellowstone Ave between A and B streets, and the Savings Center Lot on the corner of Memorial Drive and A Street. Parking is $1 per hour up to a maximum of $5 per day. Validation is available from several downtown businesses. You will need one validation stamp on your ticket for every hour of parking. Monthly passes can be obtained for $32. Parking at the Saving Center Parking lot on A St. is available for $15 per month. Call us at (208)535-0399 if you are interested in a monthly pass.
Resident Parking permit is available
Bona-fide residents of the downtown area may apply for a permit which will exempt them from any two-hour parking limit established for parking spaces within the off-street City owned parking lot located between Shoup Avenue on the east, Park Avenue on the west, Broadway Avenue on the north, and Cliff Street on the south. (this is the lot behind Chesbro’s, Dave’s Bike Shop, The Bookstore on Broadway, Catmull’s Downtown Furniture store and Musicare) The cost of each permit shall be $15.00. Only one (1) permit per licensed driver is allowed. The permit must be displayed in the vehicle so it is visible from outside the vehicle, whenever they are parked in a two-hour parking space in this lot. It is unlawful to transfer or allow another person to use this permit. This is not valid for parking in the 2-hour parking spaces on the streets. These can be purchased at City Hall.