April 25, 2010 · Filed Under Events and News 

The Fort Worth City Council voted to charge for parking in the surface lots and new Western Heritage Garage at the Will Rogers Memorial Center beginning May 1, 2010.

Historically, free parking has also been available to cultural district visitors in the Will Rogers lots, except during the annual Stock Show and Rodeo, but beginning May 1 the City will charge $5 to park in a majority of these lots as well as in the new Western Heritage Garage, located adjacent to the Museum of Science and History and the Fort Worth Community Arts Center.

The lot at the southeast corner of Harley Avenue and Montgomery Street (just south of the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame) will be $3.

Visitors are also welcome to park in the Western Heritage Garage for up to 90 minutes for $2 with a validation ticket from the Visitor Services Representatives available inside each museum. Please note: the City will not honor validations for visits longer than 90 minutes or for parking in any of the surface lots. Payment for parking is accepted through cash, debit and credit card.

Parking revenues will go toward paying the City’s $27.1 million debt from the construction of the Western Heritage Garage, which will increase parking capacity in the Cultural District by an additional 1,300 spaces. For the short-term, street parking on Will Rogers Street and Van Cliburn Way remains free; however, the City has announced plans to install parking meters on these streets in the near future.

Cultural district visitors are also welcome to park at no charge in the University of North Texas Health Science Center lot (on the northwest corner of Clifton Street and Camp Bowie Boulevard) after 5 p.m. and on weekends.

The Amon Carter Museum, Kimbell Art Museum and Modern Art Museum will continue to offer free parking for museum visitors in their adjacent small lots. Parking for Museum School drop-off and pick up remains the same.

To purchase your parking space in advance, visit For more information, visit

(this article and map will be available in the May/June newsletter — click on map to view larger image)


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