DENVER — As many turn their attention to 4th of July festivities and fireworks, Denver Public Works encourages residents and visitors to also pay attention to parking restrictions around the city. Parking meters will be free on Tuesday, July 4, however, drivers must still follow the time restrictions posted on the meters.
In addition, fans attending the Outlaws game and fireworks show at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Tuesday, July 4, need to have a game plan for parking – keep an eye out for posted parking restrictions around the stadium and surrounding neighborhoods.
The 911 Communications Center has just released a new hotline for reporting fireworks. To report, call 720-913-2059
On Street Parking
Posted signs in the stadium area restrict parking to vehicles with the correct residential parking permit posted in the window from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Tuesday.
If you are eligible for a Residential Parking Permit (RPP), now is a great time to make sure your permits are current. You are likely eligible for RPP if you have a sign with posted restrictions on your street. To find out more, call 311 or visit denvergov.org/rpp.
Sports Authority Field at Mile High Parking
Parking in the stadium lots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High will be $10 for those attending the Outlaws game and fireworks show. Parking lots will open to the public at 3:00pm. There will also be handicap placard enforcement for all handicap parking lots on-site. Anyone who would like to park in these lots will be asked to show proof of their handicap placard registration before they will be allowed to enter.
Off-Street Parking (parking lots)
Sports Authority Field at Mile High special event attendees who choose to drive should also exercise caution when utilizing a parking lot in the area.
If you are not parking in one of the parking lots on Sports Authority Field at Mile High property, choose only those locations that 1) display a special event parking sign issued by the City & County of Denver, or 2) are existing approved parking lots clearly managed by reputable companies.
The signs display the seal of the City & County of Denver and include the address of the parking location. These signs were issued because of the proliferation of illegal parking lots taking drivers’ money, only to have the drivers return to their vehicles to find it ticketed and/or towed.
When parking in a lot with the City & County of Denver sign posted, drivers can be assured that they will be parked legally and are not in danger of tickets, tows or being “parked in” (blocked or trapped in a space by other vehicles).
Denver Public Works also encourages people to use public transportation. Sports Authority Field at Mile High is easily accessible by light rail or bus. Please check with RTD on schedules prior to planning your trip. Go to rtd-denver.com or call the RTD Telephone Information Center at 303-299-6000.
Sports Authority Field at Mile High is also conveniently located adjacent to Denver bike paths, and the stadium is equipped with over three hundred individual bike racks. Check out denvergov.org/bikemap to plan your route or pick up a free copy of the 2017 Denver Bike Map at your local recreation center or Denver City Council office.
For more information about Sports Authority Field at Mile High Events, please visit http://www.sportsauthorityfieldatmilehigh.com/