Parking is available to all for no charge all day Sundays.
Monday through Saturday, paid and permit parking is in effect. Highlights of the weekday system:
- Parking is free for liturgies and other cathedral-sponsored events. Visitors to the cathedral on cathedral business may be given a temporary dashboard permit—inquire at the front desk when you arrive. Cathedral members can get a parking permit window decal.
- Spots reserved for permit holders are located along the south side of the cathedral building, and along the north side of the building except for those spots with signs indicating they are reserved for Gage or Amistad Schools. Permit holders may also park in the paid parking zone.
- The remainder of the south lot is paid parking.
- The paid parking time is 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. When people use the Passport Parking app or website to pay for parking, the time begins at the current time in one-hour increments (e.g., 3:47 to 4:47). There’s a pre-pay reservation period, however, from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m., but the paid clock begins at 9 am.
- If your car does not have a permit, and you have not paid for parking in non-reserved spots, you risk being towed.
Please note: 100% of the revenues collected from parking fees are placed in a restricted fund and are used only for maintenance and long-deferred improvements of the parking lot itself. Please contact Dean Thomason with any concerns.
What if the lot is full?
When the paid parking area of the cathedral parking lot is full, you can park on the street in the neighborhood. Street parking in this neightborhood is often limited to two hours. Carefully observe all posted parking restrictions—they are enforced at all hours.
There are a few pay lots within walking distance, including The Lowell School at E. Aloha &11th Ave E. (open for public parking after 6 p.m. M–F), and Diamond Parking lots at E. Mercer & Broadway E., and on 10th Ave E. near E. Roy.
If you park at the bottom of the bank to the west of the cathedral (around Lakeview Ave.), you can hike back up using the Blaine or Howe Street stairs, or the path through Saint Mark’s Greenbelt.
Electric Vehicle Charging Station
The cathedral’s electric vehicle charging station was installed in the summer of 2021, dedicated to the memory of community member Jim Mulligan. After just over a year of trial use offering free access to the charging station for anyone, non-parishioners will be charged for their use beginning November 2022. Parishioners may obtain a code to use the station without charge, but to do this, you must first connect to the EV station, and then call or drop by the church office for a code. (Please do not share the code with others.)