Walter E. Washington Convention Center Parking Areas, On-Street Options & Cheap DC Garages

Last Updated on July 26, 2022 by Joshua Lagandaon

Walter E. Washington Convention Center parking

The Walter E. Washington Convention Center is a 2.3 million-square-foot exhibition space that has hosted several important events. While the facility lacks on-site parking, visitors will find plenty of alternative options within downtown DC, from cheap commercial lots and garages to on-street spots and free parking. Read our guide to find the most convenient parking area and learn about parking costs, restrictions, and transportation.

Convenient Parking Near the Convention Center

Parking garages near Walter E. Washington Convention Center

There is no official Walter E. Washington Convention Center parking facility, but visitors will find over 3,000 parking spaces within three blocks of the venue (see map above). To help you in your search, we listed the cheapest and most convenient options below. Event rates may vary. 

Facility Address Daily Rate Distance
Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel 999 Ninth St. $35  0.1 mi
PMI Parking 900 New York Ave $30  0.2 mi
CityCenter Parking 800 9th St. $19 0.3 mi
PMI Parking 610 Mass Ave $12


0.2 mi
Colonial Park 1050 K St $20 0.2 mi
Colonial Park 1101 K St. $20 0.3 mi
PMI Parking 1212 New York Ave $18 0.5 mi

Rates may change without notice. Some of the facilities listed above may offer discounts or free parking extensions when booking through apps like SpotHero

Accessible Parking Near the Convention Center

Aside from ADA parking spaces provided in nearby commercial garages, visitors will find twelve handicapped parking spaces along 9th Street. These spaces are metered public parking areas, so expect to contend with visitors when securing a spot. The parking limit is two hours, from 7 AM to 6:30 PM daily. Don’t forget to read posted parking signs and follow time limits to avoid a DC Parking Ticket

Street Parking Alternatives

Street parking near Walter E. Washington Convention Center

On-street parking is available along 9th St NW and 7th St NW. The rate is $2.30 per hour with a 2-hour time limit. Metered parking is enforced from Monday to Friday, 7 AM to 6:30 PM, with free parking outside those hours. As street parking can be hard to come by and time limits can be restrictive for event visitors, we strongly recommend parking at a nearby garage instead.

Public Transportation 

Ride the Metro subway Green and Yellow lines to the Mt. Vernon Square/Convention Center station, just a five-minute walk to the Convention Center. Check out the Metro website for fares, stops, and schedules. 

Alternatively, DC Circulator’s Georgetown-Union Station line sits close to the Convention Center, and buses run every 10 minutes. Visit the DC Circulator website for more information.

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