In big league cities parking challenges arise. And that may just be the case tonight. We have the arts festival. We have a ballgame at the AT&T Bricktown Ballpark. We have a lot of folks in town for tomorrow’s OKC National Memorial Marathon. And then there’s a Thunder game at Ford Center that might attract a small crowd…
So here’s my inside tips for parking:
- Go for the parking spaces that often go untaken. The Main Street lots have a new entrance by the Walnut Avenue Bridge leading into Bricktown. The Bricktown Parking Garage. The Sheridan-Walker Parking Garage.
- COTPA has been reporting the lots under I-40 are available. Give it a shot.
- Eat at the Iguana (if time still allows) and take their bus to Ford Center.
- Find a parking spot in the surface lots along Broadway between NW 4 and NW 7.
UPDATE: Broadway/Kerr Garage now open – $5
- Cruise for free curbside spots – yes, it may take 10-20 minutes and a few circles around downtown, but you’d be surprised how often spots open up.
Whatever you do, I can’t recommend the Oklahoma Spirit trolleys. Once upon a time I could. But all too often I hear they are unreliable and I’ve not seen any effort by MetroTransit to promote any additional service for tonight’s festivities. They do, however, operate some very scenic boat cruises along the Oklahoma River.