Parking & Transit

Walk, Bus, Drive, Rideshare, Scoot, Bike, Walk, Skip. You can do it all here in the Short North Arts District.

Visiting the Short North Arts District is easier than it has ever been. Come for the art, come to hop, come to dine, come to shop, come to celebrate. No matter what brings you here or how you get here, we look forward to seeing you. Download the Parking & Transit Guide.

Art Here + Park Here. Start Here: A Guide to Parking + Transit
in the Short North Arts District

Click here for a printable version our Parking + Transit Guide


With four new garages ­– that’s 2,000 spaces right there – plus a bevy of new street and metered parking, our over 8,500 parking spots are waiting for you when you get here.

Learn more about parking in the Short North Arts District, using the ParkColumbus App, and the District’s four garages on YouTube.

Public Garages & Surface Lots

There are several Public Parking Garages in the Short North Arts District – four of them are brand new and contain an additional 2,000 spots. They are spread out and conveniently located throughout the District, offering hourly, daily, or monthly payment options.

Electric vehicle? Park Here: the Goodale Garage has 10 Tesla Supercharging stations and 10 EV stations, the Hub Garage has two EVs, and the Joseph Garage has one of each.

There even remain a handful of surface lots, like the Goodale Lot, which offers FREE parking for your first hour.

Parking Garage Validation Program

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

1. Park in any of the three participating garages (valid between 9:00am - 5:00pm)
2. Shop at any participating Short North Arts District Arts District Businesses
3. Get a validation sticker with purchase
4. Pay only $1 for the first hour of parking when leaving the District

Participating Garages

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

Participating Businesses

Alexanders Jewelers | AMD Services | Bakersfield | Bare Skin & Nail Studio | Belgian Iron Wafel Co. | Bernard’s Tavern
Black Brick | Bourbon & Barley Saloon | Brandt-Roberts Galleries | Brassica | C. Krueger’s | Chipotle | Clover on High
Columbus Eyeworks | Columbus Running Company | Core Power Yoga | Created Hardwood | Danceville, USA
Del Mar SoCal Kitchen | Donatos | 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 | Heyman Talent | High Street Tattoo
HOMAGE | Hubbard Grille | Jacob Neal Home Collection/Salon | Jolie Occasions | Karavan Treasures
Kingmakers Board Game Parlor | Koulian Jewelers | Ladybird | Laughlin’s Bakery | Lindsay Gallery | Local Cantina
Magnolia Thuderpussy | Marcia Evans Gallery | Mission Coffee | Mukha Spa | Northstar Cafe | (Not) Sheep Gallery | On Paper
One Line Coffee | Paradise Garage Bicycles | Peace + Love + Bling | Pet Valu | phia salon | Philco Bar + Diner | Pizzuti Collection
Press Grill | Prologue Bookshop | Pursuit | Quinci Emporium | Red Giraffe Designs | Roche Bobois
Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop | Rose Bredl Flowers | rowe | Salons at High and Hubbard | Salon Lofts
Samson Men’s Emporium | Serendipity Laps | Sevell + Sevell | Sharon Weiss Gallery | Sherrie Gallerie | Simply Rolled Ice Cream
Short North Piece of Cake | Sole Classics | Star Jewelers on High | Store 5a | Studios on High Gallery | Tackma | Tenfold
The Blowout Bar | The Candle Lab | The Eagle | The Guild House | The Happy Greek | The Lamp Shade | The Optical. Co
The Paper Daisy | The UPS Store | The W Nail Bar | THREAD | Tigertree | TORSO | Vamp Official | Verizon | Union Café
Warby Parker | Waxxpot | Wine on High | ZenCha Tea Salon | Zest Juice Co.

Meters & On-Street Parking

Click an icon below to download the ParkColumbus app to your smartphone or mobile device before your visit to make your trip a breeze. Once you arrive, use the app to pay for parking at meters and on side streets.





Not into apps? No worries. You can still pay for parking at over 680 meters by card or coin, or park on the District’s side streets using by calling (877) 727.5970.

And remember, all meter parking is FREE after 10:00pm every day, and all meter and street parking is FREE all day on Sundays and national holidays.

Residents, business owners, and employees are eligible for parking permits. Visit to find what’s available for you.


There are several valet stations throughout the Short North Arts District. The fast and friendly valets at each and any of the stands will handle your parking needs regardless of your destination.

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

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

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

– Location: 641 N. High St (Marcella's, The Pearl, and Lemongrass)
– Valet parking offered: S-Th, 5:00pm – 11:00pm; F-S, 5:00pm – 1:00am

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

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

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

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

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



There are over a dozen ways to get here including by bus, bike, rideshare, and walking. Choose your favorite and we’ll see you soon!

Bus: The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA)

With over 40 routes serving the Greater Columbus area, your travels here by bus can prove economical and hassle-free. Use Lines 1, 2, 5, and the NightOwl to travel along the High Street corridor, plus the FREE CBUS Downtown Circulator connects the Short North Arts District, Downtown, and the Brewery District.

Find out more about COTA at


Have you your own? Ride it. We’re bike-friendly and our roads show it with Sharrows and dedicated lanes. We have bike racks at virtually every block along High Street plus secure, covered parking and bike repair stations at Goodale Street & Park Street and at the North Market on Spruce Street.

Want to rent a ride for the day? Use CoGo, a transportation service peppered throughout Columbus with several stations in the Short North Arts District. CoGo offers bikes for everything from daily use to annual memberships. Find out more about CoGo at


Do you need to borrow a car for an hour a day? Zipcar can take care of that along with the insurance, gas, and maintenance, plus you’ll enjoy a dedicated parking spot.

Reserve online or through the app, and pick up your Zipcar at our dedication Zipcar parking station on West Hubbard and High. More info at


Rideshare services like Uber, Lyft, and Yellow Cab have made getting to the Short North Arts District easier than ever before. Download their apps and enjoy your journey. We look forward to seeing you.


Several local taxi companies regularly serve the Short North Arts District. Give them a call or hail a ride while you're here.

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


Walking is the best way to appreciate all the locally owned small businesses, galleries, dining options, and entertainment venues that make the Short North Arts District so unique. We’re just finishing up our Streetscape Improvement Project, which will make it all the easier to enjoy the iconic permanent murals, the Temporary Mural Series, the Short North Arts District Arches, and other unexpected works of art around virtually every corner.


Discover all the ways to commute to work and park with ease including shuttle, bus, rideshare, and more!

Employee Mobility Options

Are you an employee at a business in the Short North Arts District? We want your feedback! Click here to complete a short Parking & Mobility Survey.

Short North Employee Late Night Discount Parking & Shuttle Program

For employee safety, we keep some details secure. Click here for more detailed information, check with your employer, or email for the password.

What is it?

Beginning January 2019, the Short North Employee Late Night Discount Parking & Shuttle Program started as a free service option to transport workers safely from the Short North Arts District to two local garages offering deeply discounted, daily parking. Here’s how it works:

  • From 3:00pm – 6:00am, Monday through Saturday, Short North Arts District employees can park at one of two garages for $3.00 per night.
  • Employees can walk, scoot, bike ride the COTA Bus or CBUS, which is a free circulator bus run by the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA), to get to their place of employment in the Short North Arts District.
  • The Short North Employee Late Night Shuttle is a hybrid of on-demand Yellow Cab taxis and a shuttle service for employees to return to their cars between the hours of 10:00pm – 3:00am. There is no cost to employees for this service; the only cost is the $3.00 you pay to leave the garage.

TRY-A-RIDE: Have you been parking farther away from work? For two weeks only, take a Yellow Cab back to wherever you need to go! The Try-A-Ride will take you to where you parked if it is within 1 mile of the Short North. The Try-A-Ride program will only be available from Monday, May 6 to Sunday, May 19, 2019.

*NOTE: The continuation of this pilot program for employees is largely dependent on participation, so don’t miss out on the opportunity to have FREE transportation back to your vehicle.

If you are interested in this service, please talk to your employer or email

Short North Arts District Mobility and Parking Solutions

The Short North Alliance is partnering with local business owners in the Short North Arts District to bring more awareness to mobility options throughout the area. From COTA to scooters, there are many new and ever-changing ways that employees and visitors are able to get to the District.

If you are interested in discounted services with any of the following services, notify your employer or email

  • Lyft
  • CoGo
  • Lime


The City of Columbus has a new parking demand management program in the Short North Arts District, which means things can change based on feedback. If there is something into which you would like the City to look, email or leave feedback here.

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