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Downtown State College, PA Parking

Downtown State College, PAParking in Happy Valley and State College is simple and can even be free. There are a number of options whether you’re looking for long-term parking or just need something for the afternoon shopping trip (see below for more info on free parking). Parking lots (map at bottom of page) can be found on the 100 blocks of W. Beaver Ave, Fraser St., and McAllister St. as well as on the 200 block of Allen St. The rate for parking in the lots is $0.75 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Be sure to check the signs at the lots as time limits vary at each. 

There are three parking garages in downtown State College (map at bottom of page). One is located on each of the 100 blocks of S. Fraser St., S. Pugh St., as well as in the 200 block of W. Beaver Ave. Parking in the garages is free for the first half hour. The daytime rate is $0.50 per hour (6 a.m.-6-p.m.) while it goes down to $0.50 per hour in the evenings (6 p.m.-6 a.m.)During special event rates, the cost is $1.25 per hour. Parking is free on Sundays from 3am-10pm with the exception of event weekends and PSU football weekends. Monthly rentals are also available at the McAllister Parking Deck and Allen Street Surface Lot. For more information call the parking office at (814) 278-4769

Street meters are available throughout downtown State College. The rate is $1 per four from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. After 5 p.m. time limits on the street meters are extended to three hours. 

There are a couple of options that make parking a breeze. For municipal meters, there’s the Cash Key. To use, simply insert the key into any municipal meter and you can add time without having to carry coins. The EZ Card allows for cash-free parking in all downtown garages. For more information, about either option, contact the Borough of State College Parking Office, located at 243 South Allen Street at 814-278-4769.

For those of you planning to spend some time shopping, a number of merchants in State College borough also offer validation parking tickets for up to three hours of parking in any of the downtown parking lots with a qualified purchase. A full list of participating retailers is below. 

You can also make parking easier with the use of the Parkmobile app. Get more information here

The following Downtown merchants validate parking in the municipal garages. Current participants as of 01/09/2014:
248 Calder Way
American Red Cross
The Animal Kingdom
Appalachian Outdoors
The Atherton Hotel
Aurum Goldsmiths
Avant Garden
Bar Blue
BioLife Plasma Center
Bradley's Steaks & Hoagies
Central PA Dance Workshop
Comic Swap
Creative Oasis
Days Inn Penn State
The Deli Restaurant
Douglas Albert Gallery
Downtown Nails
Executive Offices of GN Assoc.
Gift Adventures
Gingerbread Man
Happy Valley Optical
Home Reflections
Laurie Kile, MD
Kitchen Kaboodle
Dr. George Kleban, MD
Kranich’s Jewelers
Lion’s Pride
McLanahan’s Downtown Market
McLanahans’s Student Store
Moyer Jewelers
Mr. Charles
Mr. Tux
The Music Mart
Nittany Quill
Northwest Savings Bank
Old State Clothing Company
Perfect 10 & More Day Spa
Rapid Transit Sports
Rita’s Ice
Skate Penn
S. J. Miska Goldsmiths & Jewelers
S’Hair-eng Salon
Signature Engraving
Student Book Store
Uncle Eli’s
Voices of Central PA
Woodring’s Floral Gardens
Your Cigar Den

Parking Lots of Downtown State College, PA Map

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Parking Garages of Downtown State College, PA Map

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