Entertainment District (Dickson St.)

Parking Policy Changes

To provide consistent and convenient parking options that support our thriving downtown and ensure parking availability – for businesses, residents and visitors – the City’s parking policies in the Dickson Street Entertainment District will change in mid-October 2023. These changes are being made in close coordination with the opening of the West Avenue Parking Deck. This includes rate changes, as well as the following:

  • Convert to pay-by-license plate system (currently pay-by-space number)
  • Provide free 2-hour parking in decks during morning and lunch hours
  • Change parking rates in core on-street areas to be consistent with current demand
  • Extend paid-parking hours in core areas to begin at 8 a.m.
  • Extend free parking from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. in underutilized secondary areas
  • Allow public paid parking on Meadow Street (currently residential permit parking only)
  • Maintain all other no-cost residential-only permit areas and mixed-use areas, and cap the number of no-cost residential permits offered to large multi-family complexes
  • Remove the option to purchase long-term parking for on-street parking; “all day” parking only will be available for purchase at parking decks and surface lots.
  • Maintain employee discount program

View a map of the upcoming parking rate areas in the Entertainment District.

Upcoming Rate Changes

Parking Deck Rates

8 am - 6 pm6 pm - 2 amAll Day
Sunday - WednesdayFirst two hours: Free
($1 per hour beginning with third hour)
$1 per hour$10
Thursday, Friday, SaturdayFirst two hours: Free
($1 per hour beginning with third hour)
$1.50 per hour$10

Parking Lot Rates

Dates8 am - 6 pm6 pm - 2 am
All Day 
Sunday - Wednesday$0.50 per hour$0.50 per hour$10
Thursday, Friday, Saturday$0.50 per hour$1 per hour$10

Core On-Street Rates

Dates8 am -  6 pm
6 pm - 2 amAll Day
Sunday - Wednesday$1 per hour$1 per hourNot Available
Thursday, Friday, Saturday$1 per hour$1.50 per hourNot Available

Secondary On-Street Rates

Dates8 am - 6pm
6 pm - 2 amAll Day
Sunday - Saturday (Every day)Free$0.50 per hourNot Available

For more information on parking changes, view the Parking Update Supplemental Info presentation.

Pay for Parking

  1. Pay Stations

Pay Stations in the Entertainment District (Dickson Street Area)

In our Entertainment District, you will use a digital LUKE Pay Station. Our Pay Stations are conveniently located (view a map of pay station locations) and easy to use.

Note: per City Ordinance, the operator of the vehicle shall - upon entering the parking space - immediately pay or cause to pay for said occupied parking space.

Pay Station Instructions

  1. Press any number on the keypad to wake up the pay station.
  2. Follow screen prompts.
  3. Make payment (accepts cash, coin or credit card). Pay stations do not give change. Pay stations do not accept bills larger than $5. No refunds will be issued.

Should you need assistance, the parking associates can be reached by calling 479-444-3409. This number is listed on all pay stations for your convenience.

Did you know? Parking gift cards are available for purchase and may be used at any of the 28 pay stations within the Entertainment District. Parking Gift Cards information page

These make a great gift idea for students, visitors, eventgoers, employees, customers, and more!

  1. ParkMobile App

Current Parking Rates

On-Street Parking, Spring Street Parking Deck and Municipal Lots

Rates are the same for all spaces within the district. Payment to park in these areas can be made through Pay Stations, located throughout the district, or with a smartphone using the convenient ParkMobile app.

  • Note: Pay Stations will accept pre-payments prior to enforcement hours. Pre-payment will register time between 2 p.m. and 2 a.m. for the amount requested.

Municipal (Public) lots include the Dickson Street Lot (corner of Dickson Street and West Avenue), the School Avenue Lot (east of Walton Arts Center) and the West Avenue Lot (north of Dickson off West Avenue).

Monday - Friday

  • 2 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Free
  • 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. - $0.50 per hour
  • 5 p.m. - 2 a.m. - $1 per hour
  • All day option - $5

Saturday and Sunday

  • 2 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Free
  • 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. - $0.50 per hour
  • 6 p.m. - 2 a.m. - $1 per hour
  • All day option - $5

Lot 70 (Gregg Avenue) 

Location: Gregg Avenue off Dickson St.

Seven (7) Days per Week:

  • 2 a.m. - 5 p.m. - $0.75 per hour
  • 5 p.m. - 2 a.m. - $1 per hour

Lot 53 (University Annex) 

Location: North of Watson Street off West Avenue

Monday - Friday

  • 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Restricted (University of Arkansas permits)
  • 5 p.m. - 2 a.m. - $1 per hour (Public parking)
  • Maximum Charge - $5

Saturday and Sunday

  • 2 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Free
  • 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. - $0.50 per hour
  • 6 p.m. - 2 a.m. - $1 per hour
  • Maximum Charge - $5

Parking Programs (Permits)

Entertainment District Permit (SOLD OUT)

An Entertainment District Permit can be purchased for daily ($5) or monthly ($50) use. This permit allows the permit holder to park the permitted vehicle in any valid, four-digit numbered space in the Entertainment District without the requirement of paying at the pay station. A permit can be purchased online in the City of Fayetteville's Parking Permit System portal.

Employee Parking Discount

Reduced parking rates are available for those that work in the Entertainment District. Upon submitting the required employment information, an employee parking discount code can be obtained through the Parking Management Office. This code reduces the parking rate for the employee by 90% in designated areas.

Residential Parking

"Residential-Parking-Only" areas of the Entertainment District require a residential parking permit. Residents can obtain their permits free of charge from the Parking Management Office.

The completed enrollment form(s) and required documentation may be brought to the Parking Management Office, 416 W. Spring Street, for processing. We will have your permits ready for you in just a few minutes. If you are unable to come to the office, you may fax, scan and email, or mail the form(s) and documentation to us. We will be glad to process your paperwork and mail the appropriate permits to you.

Questions? Contact the Parking Management Office at 479-575-8280 or via email.

Private Parking Lots: Requirements for Wheel-Clamp (Booting) Operators

Certain privately owned parking lots throughout the Entertainment District are made available for public parking. Please pay close attention to the signs displayed at these lots - payment is likely required and the lot owners enforce their parking regulations by either towing or booting vehicles who do not comply with their payment regulations.

The City does not engage in these enforcement practices on the parking facilities that it manages, however towing and booting are mechanisms approved by the City Council to provide a means of enforcement for lots owned and managed by private entities. City Code §72.73 outlines the requirements of these private wheel clamp operators, which include:

  1. The parking lot owner, manager, company or other entity which has installed wheel clamps or boots upon overparked vehicles may not charge more than $40.00 total to place and remove the boot on a vehicle. They must accept valid credit and debit cards and cash for the payment allowed at the parking lot and may accept any other form of payment. An accurate and legible receipt for this payment must immediately be provided to the vehicle owner or operator.
  2. The private pay-to-park lot owner, manager, company or other entity shall immediately answer every telephone call for the number displayed upon the wheel clamp/booting warning sign after a vehicle has been booted as long as such vehicle remains in the company's possession. The entity must respond to any telephone call or other notice from the vehicle's owner or operator and remove the wheel clamp within 15 minutes of such call or notice if the owner or operator has paid the allowed fee. All wheel clamp company employees dealing with customers must wear a company uniform and display a company photo ID.
  3. Every wheel clamp employee who may come into contact with the public must pass a background check and obtain a permit from the Parking Division before beginning employment with the wheel clamp company. The cost to obtain the wheel clamp company employee permit is $5.00.
  4. Private lots must include signage at the parking lot entrances detailing their enforcement practices along with contact information to report questions or concerns.

Allegations of wrongdoing or non-compliance with these requirements may be reported to the City Prosecutor’s Office.