Downtown Parking Management Plan

Town of Estes Park - Parking Map

In November 2016, the Transportation Advisory Board of the Town of Estes Park, Colorado recommended the development of a Downtown Parking Strategy to explore three key elements:

  • Seasonal paid parking
  • An employee parking program
  • A downtown parking expansion plan

The purpose of this Parking Management Plans is to:

  • Provide a summary of past evaluation and findings related to this initiative
  • Outline key considerations and high-level costs and revenues associated with available options
  • Give an overview of methods and strategies for successful implementation of recommendations

The recommendations from the Parking Management Plan have been developed to achieve the following goals:

  • Enhance the ease of visitor access to Downtown Estes Park by encouraging turnover of the most centrally-located and convenient parking spaces.
  • Encourage individuals in need of long-term parking (more than three hours) to utilize parking lots outside or on the edge of Downtown in order to prioritize the most centrally-located parking for shortterm parking demands.
  • Improve multimodal transportation options to provide convenient alternatives to parking within the Downtown Core.
  • Identify cost-effective options for expanding the parking supply within Downtown as needed to support economic vitality.

View the final Downtown Parking Management Plan and Appendices.

This plan is a component of the broader Downtown Plan.