Parking Recommendations

Parking options at the Patel Conservatory and Straz Center.

Student Drop-off/Pick-up Lane

Eastbound W. Fortune Street
Straz Center security guards are stationed along the walkway adjacent to W. Fortune Street to monitor student activity and provide for parent drop-off and pick-up of conservatory students.

On-Street Parking

a. Pay Station or Parkmobile app metered spaces
Street parking is available near the Patel Conservatory on Fortune Street (in front of the Barrymore Hotel), Doyle Carlton Street (from Fortune Street to W. Laurel Street), Tyler Street (bordering the library) and Ashley Street. The meters are free weekdays after 6 p.m. and on weekends. For all other hours of operation, guests may pay for their space either at the nearest Parking Pay Station or by downloading the Parkmobile app at to pay their mobile device.

b. Unmetered Spaces
There are approximately 50 unmetered spaces on Doyle Carlton Street (north of W. Laurel Street up to Water Works Park). These spaces are always free of charge and are only a .2-mile (3-minute) walk along the well-lit Riverwalk from the Patel Conservatory.

Royal Regional Lot

1200 N. Tampa Street, Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 274-8179
On weekdays, access to this lot begins at 3 p.m., but due to limited availability, we recommend arriving after 6 p.m. Parking is available any time on Saturday and Sunday. Parking is on a first-come, first-served basis. The Royal Regional Lot is a .3-mile (6-minute) walk to the Patel Conservatory and charges only $2.00/day. However, during special downtown events, the lot may charge an event rate between $5.00-$12.00.

William F. Poe Garage

800 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 274-8182 for general questions
(813) 274-8946 for information regarding special event rates.
Rates vary depending on length of stay, but the current rate for major evening Straz Center events will not exceed $6.00.

Click here for other parking options that may be available during Straz Center events. 
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