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New York State Office of General Services - Visitor Parking
Parking Management
Parking Information for Visitors

The Office of General Services operates several pay by the day visitor parking areas in and around the Empire State Plaza in downtown Albany, New York. The list below provides detailed information of each lot. For additional information, please contact the OGS Bureau of Parking Management.

Parking Lot Information
V-LOT (P-3 North)
Located beneath the Empire State Plaza and accessed through I-787 Empire State Plaza exit. Visitors are required to show photo identification upon entry and all vehicles are subject to search by the State Police.
  • Monday Friday
    6:00 a.m. 3:59 p.m.
    Park & Pay: $2.00 per hour, $20.00 maximum, 30 minutes or less, free
    4:00 p.m. - 5:59 a.m.
    $5.00 flat fee
    Handicap parking available
    Handicap Parking Available
  • Weekends and State Holidays
    $5.00 flat charge, pay on entry
Cathedral Lot
Located on Madison Avenue between the Cultural Education Center and Albany Cathedral, and within easy walking distance to the Empire State Plaza and New York State Museum.
  • Monday Friday
    6:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.
    For entry between 6:00 a.m. 9:59 a.m., $10.00 flat rate, pay on entry
    For entry between 10:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m., $5.00 flat rate, pay on entry
    No charge for entry after 3:00 p.m.
    Handicap and oversized parking available
    Handicap Parking Available
  • Weekends and State Holidays
    Lot open, no charge
Madison Avenue Lot
Located on Madison Avenue above the Cultural Education Center, and within easy walking distance to the Empire State Plaza and New York State Museum.
  • Monday Friday
    6:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.
    For entry between 6:00 a.m. 9:59 a.m., $10.00 flat rate, pay on entry
    For entry between 10:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m., $5.00 flat rate, pay on entry
    No charge for entry after 3:00 p.m.
    Handicap and oversized parking available
    Handicap Parking Available
  • Weekends and State Holidays
    Lot open, no charge
Grand Street Surface Lot
Located off Grand Street and within short walking distance to the Empire State Plaza and downtown Albany.
  • Monday Friday
    6:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.
    $10.00 flat rate, payable on entry
    No charge for entry after 2:00 p.m.
  • Weekends and State Holidays
    Lot open, no charge
Elk Street Surface Lot
Located on the corner of South Swan and Elk Street, behind One Commerce Plaza.
  • Monday Friday
    6:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.
    $10.00 flat rate, payable on entry
    No charge for entry after 5:00 p.m.
    No double parking after 2:00 p.m.
  • Weekends and State Holidays
    Lot open, no charge
Bus Parking: McCarty Avenue Lot
There is no bus parking at the Empire State Plaza. The McCarty Avenue Lot, off Thruway Exit 23, reserves parking for buses dropping off groups at the Empire State Plaza. Bus parking is free of charge; reservations are not required.
Contact
OGS Parking Management
Room 130, Concourse
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12242
Tel: 518-474-8118
Fax: 518-474-0111
E-Mail: parking.courier@ogs.ny.gov