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.

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. Click here to see a map of garage locations.

Electric vehicle? Park Here: The Goodale Garage has 10 Tesla Supercharging stations + 20 EV stations, The Hubbard has two EVs, and The Joseph has one of each.

There even remain a handful of surface lots, like the Goodale Lot, which offers FREE parking for your first hour. Click here to see a map of surface lot locations.

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
Click here to see a map of garage locations

Participating Businesses

Alexanders Jewelers | AMD Services | Bakersfield | Bare Skin & Nail Studio | Belgian Iron Wafel Co. | Bernard’s Tavern
Bourbon & Barley Saloon | Brandt-Roberts Galleries | Brassica | C. Krueger’s | Clover on High | Columbus Eyeworks
Columbus Running Company | Core Power Yoga | Created Hardwood | 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 | Kingmakers Board Game Parlour | Laughlin’s Bakery | Lindsay Gallery | Local Cantina
Jacob Neal Home Collection/Salon | Jolie Occasions | Ladybird | 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
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 | Star Jewelers on High | Store 5a | Studios on High Gallery | 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 Cafe | 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 and street parking is FREE after 10:00pm and 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 nine valet stations throughout the Short North Arts District; click here to see a map of valet locations. The fast and friendly valets at each and any of the stands will handle your parking needs regardless of your destination.



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 four stations in the Short North Arts District alone. 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


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