In some parts of downtown Ellensburg it is becoming increasingly hard to find an available parking space. As the city grows and development increases, the demand for on-street parking spaces is projected to grow further.
Parking plays an important role in how we travel and design our cities. It affects our environmental quality and our economic development. Parking is a valuable asset requiring careful management. Ensuring a proper balance of supply and demand for different users can be a complex process.
The city seeks to improve opportunities for walking, cycling and riding transit, resulting in a more vibrant downtown. View the city's Parking Study performed in January 2019.