Nampa’s downtown Historic District is unique in the fact that most buildings span from property line to property line with no onsite parking. Parking in the downtown is provided on-street, in city-owned parking lots, and within the covered public parking garage.
Downtown Customer Parking
Some areas within our City that have specific limited-duration parking are in our downtown area. Our downtown has a combination two-hour free parking, and a covered public parking garage offering one-hour free parking.
Downtown Monthly Leased Parking
Monthly-leased parking is available in our downtown for business owners, employees, and visitors. Monthly-leased parking gives frequent visitors or employees of downtown the opportunity to have unlimited parking privileges during the month, for a single affordable lease rate. The leased parking is available in our uncovered, public parking lots.
Parking Lots offer 12-month, 6-month and month-to-month terms. To sign up for leased parking, contact Nampa City Parking Services at (208) 468-5705 or by email.
Downtown Monthly Fee Covered Garage Parking
Take advantage of a discounted rate to park in the covered public parking garage by simply signing a monthly fee agreement. This agreement simply allows you to park in the garage at a discounted rate of $30.00 per month, instead of paying by the hour or paying a daily rate. This also gives frequent visitors, or employees of downtown the opportunity to have unlimited parking privileges during the month, for a single affordable fee. However, no spaces are assigned, they are first come, first serve.
The "Downtown" Garage, owned and operated by Nampa Development Corporation, offers covered public parking for $30.00 per month. To sign up for this monthly discounted rate , contact Nampa Development Corporation at (208) 468-5430 or by email.
Downtown Events Parking
The Nampa Development Corporation has set in place a policy for establishing the “type” of downtown events and the related economic impact, along with associated fees for utilizing the public parking garage.
If you would like to pay for your attendee’s parking at your next event, NDC can provide you with a coupon or coupon code for your attendees. Only the coupons or coupon codes that are used are billed back to the event organizers. Upon leaving the garage, the attendee scans the coupon or punches in the coupon code at the exit gate and is able to quickly exit the garage. Event organizers purchase validation coupons or receive coupon codes from the NDC office at the garage’s normal hourly or daily rate.
For the purposes of Nampa Development Corporation and the public parking garage, a special event is defined as a sporting, cultural, business or other type of unique activity, occurring for a limited or fixed duration (one-time, bi-annual, annual). They must be of limited and fixed duration, typically hours or days at most.
Event coordinators would purchase a “buy-down” to allow for free parking for attendees. This fee would allow the garage to be open during the hours of the event for the set “buy-down” price in accordance with the adopted resolution
For the purposes of the Nampa Development Corporation and the public parking garage, an economic benefit is defined as a benefit that can be expressed numerically as an amount of money that will be saved or generated as the result of an action. Certain events or activity may take place in a downtown area whereby free parking would benefit the downtown businesses, thereby, creating an economic benefit as a result of the free parking. These events are usually determined by the City of Nampa or the Nampa Development Corporation to be of significant importance to the community. Typically, these types of events are hosted by the City of Nampa or Nampa Development Corporation, partly sponsored by the City of Nampa or the Nampa Development Corporation, or seen as a true economic benefit for the general public by Nampa Development Corporation and the City of Nampa.
If you are unsure which category your event would be classified as, please contact Nampa Development Corporation at (208) 468-5430 or and we will assist you.