Parking Facilities

The Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority owns and operates more than 4,700 parking spaces in safe, well-lit garages and surface lots at six locations attached or adjacent to the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

Although the Convention Authority’s parking facilities are designed to accommodate attendees of events held at the Convention Center, they also serve the Short North Arts District, Arena District and downtown Columbus.

The Convention Authority’s parking facilities are self-sustaining and operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Advance daily parking passes may be reserved here.

Ohio Center Garage

The Ohio Center Garage provides patrons with 650 parking spaces, located on the east side of the Greater Columbus Convention Center’s Battelle Hall.  A pedestrian walkway linking the garage to the Convention Center allows patrons to enter the Convention Center protected from the elements.

Motorists traveling on Third Street will be mesmerized by waving sheets of architectural mesh lit by color-shifting LED lights on the Garage’s east façade, and garage users can appreciate ceramic tile artworks in the elevator lobbies and north stairwell.

See firsthand how the Ohio Center Garage was built.

Watch the time-lapse video here.

Goodale Parking Garage

The Goodale Garage offers 800 parking spaces, serving both the Convention Center and the Short North Arts District. Convenient access to the Convention Center exhibit halls and meeting rooms is available using the skybridge on level three.

The garage reflects the Convention Authority’s commitment to local art, by showcasing “art park” creations on each floor. These captivating displays from professional artists aesthetically elevate the parking experience and help customers to remember on which floor they left their cars.

Vine Street Garage

The Vine Street Garage provides visitors with 1,778 parking spaces and serves both the Convention Center and Hilton Columbus Downtown. It is also situated within a short walk to Union Station Ballroom, exhibit halls, and A&B meeting rooms through the Michael B. Coleman Skybridge on level two.

The Vine Street Garage presents art from Columbus students grades K-12.

South Garage

The South Garage offers 549 parking spaces that are located underneath the Convention Center’s South Building providing easy access to the Battelle Grand Ballroom and Hyatt meeting rooms. Skybridges also provide access to the Drury Inn, Crowne Plaza and The Lofts. Each elevator bank in the South Garage displays the works of local professional artists.

East Surface Lot

The East Surface Lot’s 875 parking spaces are within a short walk of the Battelle Grand Ballroom and the Hyatt meeting rooms. The Red Roof Inn, Crowne Plaza, Drury Inn and The Lofts are also nearby.

North Surface Lot

The North Surface lot offers 61 spaces adjacent to the Goodale Garage. Patrons can take just a short walk to the Convention Center exhibit halls and meeting rooms as well as nightlife, restaurants and shopping in the Short North Arts District.

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