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Parking Near Cleveland State University: Discover The Best Spots

Updated: Jul 19, 2022

Are you looking for parking options near Cleveland State University? Then you are in the right place!

Cleveland is not just a thriving business town, but it is also extremely popular for its many historical and cultural attractions it has to offer! With that being said, parking in the area might prove to be a little more complicated than you thought.

Lucky for you, Smarking has come up with a solution to easy parking! Their Smartpass allows you to pay and reserve your parking spot in advance, so you don't need to worry or waste your time driving around finding a space. All you have to do is scan into the garage using the QR code provided to you and you can leave your car in a secure place stress-free!

In this article, I will go into detail about the parking options you have nearby downtown Cleveland University, that way, you can plan ahead and pick the best option for you!

Cleveland State University

Cleveland State University is located on 2121 Euclid Avenue in downtown Cleveland and was established in 1964 but opened for learning in 1965. CSU is a Public Research University with urban settings and the campus size is 85 acres.

CSU has almost 16,000 students and offers more than 200 undergraduate and graduate programs. The university offers flexible academic planning and convenient class times to suit many students with full- or part-time jobs.

Programs offered at CSU include:

  • Monte Ahuja College of Business

  • The Cleveland Marshall College of Law

  • Washkewicz College of Engineering

  • Maxime Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs

Cleveland State University Daily Parking

The University campus has 5 different garages for daily visitor parking:

Prospect Garage (2350 prospect avenue) and Central Garage (1900 E 21st Street) both have the same rates:

  • $2.00 for the first hour and $2.00 for every 2 hours after.

  • 1-3hr = $4.00

  • 3-5 hr = $6.00

  • 5-7 hr = $8.00

  • Over 7 hr = $10.00

West Garage (1830 E. 17th Street), South Garage (2102 East 21st Street) and East Garage (2506 Chester Avenue) also have the same rates:

  • $2.00 for the first hour

  • $1.00 per hour after

  • Max $10.00 per day

The garages are open 5 am - 11.59 pm 7 days a week apart from East Garage which opens at 3 pm Monday - Friday. South garage offers overnight parking via request and West Garage offers overnight parking with a valid permit only.

You will be required to pay as you exit and be aware that your entry ticket or prepaid parking receipt must be displayed while parked.

Cleveland State University Short-term Parking

The university has several parking lots for short-term stays only (up to 4 hours). Below are some of the locations:

Student Center Parking (Lot 22) - 2121 Euclid Avenue BH 115

Julka Hall/Mather Mansion (Lot 66) - 2485 Euclid Ave

Music/communication Building (Lot 21) - 2001 Euclid Avenue

Lot 70, E. 24th St, between Euclid/Prospect

Rec Center (RG) - 2420 Chester Avenue

Wolstein Drive (Lot 40), on Prospect between E.18 and E.21st

As previously stated, you will have a maximum 4-hour purchase in these parking lots and be required to Pre Pay at the PayStation or use the Passport App.

The rates are as follows: