Parking & Transit

Walk, bike, bus, car share, or drive - do it all in the Short North Arts District.

Whether visiting the monthly arts celebration that is Gallery Hop, enjoying a day of shopping, or just popping in for cocktails and dinner, navigating the parking scene as well as getting to and around the Short North Arts District can be easy, no matter what the mode used. Download the Parking & Transit Guide.

The Short North Arts District is concentrated along High Street between King Avenue to the north and Nationwide Boulevard to the south.

NAVIGATING THE HIGH STREET STREETSCAPE IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT

Our neighborhood is undergoing some long-needed safety and beautification enhancements this year. The City of Columbus is working on sidewalk and other improvements in the Short North Arts District over the next year. To do that, there are some temporary changes of which to be mindful. For helpful information on how to navigate changes and re-routes as we beautify and improve our neighborhood, please click here.

Keep an eye out for these blue Parking signs to help guide you to the garages and surface lots in the Short North Arts District during the High Street Streetscape Improvements Project this year.

During Streetscape, please continue to support our small business community throughout the Short North Arts District. To navigate the District, see additional Parking & Transit info below.

 

PARKING VALIDATION PROGRAM

Visitors can park in featured Short North Arts District garages and pay only $1 for the first hour. Here’s how the program works:

  • Park in any featured garage from 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Shop at any participating Short North Arts District Businesses
  • Get a validation sticker with purchase
  • Pay only $1 for the first hour of parking when leaving the District

Participating Garages:

The Castle Parking Garage 965 N. High St | The Hub Parking Garage 26 E. Hubbard Ave
The Joseph Parking Garage 53 W. Russell St

Participating Businesses:

Alexanders Jewelers | Bakersfield | Bare Skin & Nail Studio | Bernard’s Tavern | Bishops
Brandt-Roberts Galleries | 
Brassica | Clover on High | Columbus Eyeworks
Columbus Running Company | Core Power Yoga | Created Hardwood | Cub Shrub | Edward Jones
Eugene’s Canteen | First Commonwealth Bank | Fount | Glean | Global Gifts | Hai Poke
Hammond Harkins Gallery | Happy Go Lucky Home + Her | Harvey & Ed’s | Heartfelt Yoga
High Street Tattoo | HOMAGE | Laughlin’s Bakery | Lindsay Gallery
Jacob Neal Home Collection/Salon | Jolie Occasions | Ladybird | Marcia Evans Gallery
Mission Coffee | Mukha Custom Cosmetics & Medi-Spa | Northstar Cafe | (Not) Sheep Gallery
Oats & Barley Market/Simply Rolled Ice Cream | On Paper | One Line Coffee
Paradise Garage Bicycles | Peace + Love + Bling | phia salon | Philco Bar + Diner
Pizzuti Collection | Pursuit | Quinci Emporium | Red Giraffe Designs | Roche Bobois
Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop | Rose Bredl Flowers & Garden | rowe
Salons at High and Hubbard | Salon Lofts | Samson Men’s Emporium | Sharon Weiss Gallery
Sherrie Gallerie | Short North Piece of Cake | Star Jewelers on High | Store 5a
Studios on High Gallery | The Blowout Bar | The Candle Lab | The Eagle | The Guild House
The Lamp Shade | The Optical. Co | The Paper Daisy Flower Boutique | The UPS Store
The W Nail Bar | THREAD | Tigertree | TORSO | Warby Parker | Waxxpot
ZenCha Tea Salon | Zest Juice Co.

PARKING METERS AND ON-STREET PARKING

Hundreds of public parking meters that cost $1.00/hour (but are free on Sundays and all City of Columbus holidays). Meters can be paid for in advance by coin, credit/debit card, or through the ParkColumbus app for up to three hours at a time, with the option to pay for more time, from 8:00am – 10:00pm. After 10:00pm, meters are free.

  • North High Street (from Nationwide Blvd to 6th Ave)
  • Park Street (from Buttles Ave to Vine St)
  • Goodale Street (west of Park St) bordering Goodale Park
  • Around the North Market (on Spruce, Vine, and Wall Sts)
  • Pearl Alley (from Hubbard Ave up to 1st Ave)
  • Hubbard Avenue (both east and west of High St)

Avoid parking on the following permit parking-only residential streets:

  • All streets east of High Street in Italian Village from Hubbard to Poplar Avenues
  • All streets west of High Street and east of Neil Avenue in Victorian Village from Prescott Street to Poplar Avenue

Beginning Tuesday, January 22, you will be able to park on the neighborhood’s side streets using the ParkColumbus app on your smart phone or mobile device. Additionally, you can choose to use a pay-by-phone option. Keep an eye out for new signage to find parking rates on side streets.

Also on that date, parking meters will change to the following parking rates and time restrictions (Sundays and Holidays excluded):

$1.00/hour from 8:00am – 3:00pm
$2.00/hour from 3:00pm – 10:00pm
Free from 10:00pm – 8:00am

If you are a resident or employee of the District, please visit ParkColumbus.com for information on parking permits available to you.

PARKING GARAGES AND SURFACE LOTS

There are several parking garages in the Short North Arts District that offer convenient public parking on an hourly or daily basis as well as monthly permit parking.

 

CLICK HERE FOR A PRINTABLE PARKING MAP

  • The Goodale Surface Lot offers free parking for your first hour.
  • Choose to pre-pay for your parking at the Goodale Garage or Vine Street Garage, which will guarantee your vehicle a space, making it a worry-free process, through Parking Panda. Click here to learn more.

VALET PARKING

City of Columbus code allows for valet parking to be available for anyone to use whenever it is offered on a public street, no matter your destination. The following locations offer valet parking on these days at times:

Basi Italia
– Location: 811 Highland St
– Valet parking offered: T-S, 5:00pm – 11:00pm

Hubbard Grill
– Location: 793 N. High St
– Valet parking offered: T-S, 5:00pm – 12:00am, $8

Le Meridien, The Joseph Hotel
– Location: 620 N. High St
– Valet parking offered: Daily, 24 hours; transient rate starting at $10, overnight rate of $30

Marcella’s Italian Ristorante, Pizzeria & Wine Bar
The Pearl Restaurant, Tavern & Oyster Bar
Lemongrass Fusion Bistro
– Location: 641 N. High St
– Valet parking offered: S-Th, 5:00pm – 11:00pm; F-S, 5:00pm – 1:00am

Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse
– Location: 569 N. High St
– Valet parking offered: Su, 4:30pm – 9:30pm; M-Th, 4:30pm – 10:00pm; F-S, 4:30pm – 12:00am

Black Point Restaurant
– Location: 570 N. High St
– Valet parking offered: Su, 4:30pm – 9:30pm; M-Th, 4:30pm – 10:00pm; F-S, 4:30pm – 12:00am

Hampton Inn & Suites
– Location: 501 N. High St
– Valet parking offered: Daily, 24 hours

Martini Modern Italian
– Location: 445 N. High St
– Valet parking offered: Daily, 6:00pm – 12:00am

Hilton Columbus Downtown
– Location: 401 N. High St
– Valet parking offered: Daily, 24 hours; $24 a day

ALTERNATIVE TRANSIT OPTIONS

Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA)

COTA is the regional public transit provider for greater Columbus and central Ohio. With a service area of 1.2 million residents, COTA has more than 40 routes, and provides more than 18 million passenger trips annually.

There are a number of COTA routes that lead to the Short North Arts District. Lines 1, 2, 5, CBUS®, and the NightOwl travel along High Street with many transfer options available to other lines within COTA’s system. Line 2L is a limited stop service that stops at First Avenue, (Price Avenue – southbound / Prescott Avenue – northbound) and Fifth Avenue ONLY in the Short North Arts District. Use the COTA website to plan your trip today!

COTA’s CBUS is a free Downtown Circulator, traveling from the Short North Arts District to the Brewery District linking people with a number of great restaurants, bars, hotels and retail options throughout Downtown Columbus. Click here for more information on COTA’s CBUS, including a route map.

In the event of a temporary reroute or stop closure, COTA provides rider alerts on its website with information about the alternate route or stop closure and expected duration of the change. You can sign up here to receive rider alerts via email or text message.

For general information about COTA service, please visit the COTA FAQ page or call (614) 228.1776.

CoGo Bike Share

CoGo is a bikeshare designed to be used as a transport service between stations around Columbus, including four stations located in the Short North. Daily rentals and annual membership information is available on the CoGo website.

Hopper Carts

Hopper Carts provide free, on-demand, eco-friendly ride sharing shuttles to your favorite local places throughout the Short North Arts District and Downtown Columbus. Get more information and download their app at hoppercarts.com

Zipcar

Zipcar offers a variety of vehicles right in your neighborhood to drive by the hour or the day. Gas, insurance, maintenance, and a dedicated parking spot are all included. Just reserve online or via app—in the moment or in advance—and hop in! Get more information on the Zipcar website.

Uber

Uber and Lyft are a rideshare services that offer flat-rate rides around Columbus. Riders can reserve a car through the Uber and Lyft mobile apps.

Taxi Cabs

Columbus has a number of taxi services that run in the Short North. Below are a few options:

  • Yellow Cab of Columbus: (614) 444.4444
  • Orange Cab: (614) 414.0000
  • ACME Taxi: (614) 777.7777
  • Blue Cab of Columbus: (614) 236.4444

Bike Facilities and Parking

Biking to and from the Short North Arts District is easy and highly encouraged. High Street throughout the Short North Arts District contains Sharrows, or bike arrows, marking that it is a shared roadway for motorists and cyclists.

Bike racks can be found on virtually every block along High Street.

Secure, covered bike parking with a bike repair station are in the following locations:

  • At Goodale Boulevard and Park Street on the west side of Goodale Boulevard
  • At the North Market on Spruce Street

Walking Around the District

We have a number of maps to help you navigate the District with ease. Click on the links to download:

Dining Guide
Gallery & Art Guide
Services & Salons Guide
Shopping Guide

Enjoying arts and culture in the Short North Arts District is easy and rewarding with the Short North Arts District Art Trail. Navigate the trail and gain access to a series of exciting offers & deals from businesses in the Short North area!

From iconic permanent murals to colorful Short North arches and Temporary Mural Series, the streets in the Short North Arts District are filled with enlightening and often unexpected works of art. At the heart of the District is its galleries, which feature folk art to fine art. Build your collection with works by thousands of emerging and established artists showcased in the Short North Arts District.

You can access the in-browser trail app at arttrail.shortnorth.org.

GETTING HERE FROM COLUMBUS INTERSTATES

From I-71 heading south: Take the I-670 West exit toward the airport. After merging onto I-670, move to the left lane and take the US-23 exit (Exit 4B) toward High St/Third St. Keep left at the fork in the ramp. Turn right onto Convention Center Dr. Turn left onto Goodale St. Proceed to N. High St.

From I-71 heading north: I-71 North curves to the east and merges with I-70 East. Take exit US-23 (Exit 100A). Continue straight ahead to go onto Fulton St, which becomes W. Livingston Ave. Turn left onto S. High St. Follow High St through downtown to Goodale Blvd.

From I-70 heading west: Take the US-23/Fourth St exit (Exit 100B). Turn slight left onto E. Fulton St. Turn right onto S. High St. Follow High St through downtown to Goodale Blvd.

From I-70 heading east: Take the I-670 East exit toward the airport. Take the US-23 exit (Exit 4) toward Fourth St/Third St/High St. Take the US-32 North exit toward Fourth St. Turn right onto E. Goodale Blvd. Proceed to N. High St.

From OH-315 heading south: Take the I-670 East exit toward Neil Ave/Airport. Keep right at the fork for the Neil Ave exit to Vine St. Merge onto Vine St and continue straight toward N. High St.

From OH-315 heading north: Use the middle two lanes toward Worthington (Exit 106A-106B) to stay on OH-315. Keep right at the fork (Exit 106B) and follow signs for OH-315 North/Worthington. Take the I-670 East exit. Take the Neil Ave exit (Exit 3). Turn left onto Neil Ave. Turn right onto Buttles Ave toward High St.

From I-670 heading west: Use the left lane to take the US-23 exit (Exit 4B) toward High St/Third St. Keep left at the fork in the ramp. Turn right onto Convention Center Dr. Turn left onto Goodale St. Proceed to N. High St.

From I-670 heading east: Take the US-23 exit (Exit 4) toward Fourth St/Third St/High St. Take the US-32 N exit toward Fourth St. Turn right onto E. Goodale Blvd. Proceed to N. High St.

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