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Aquarium Parking Garage Rendering

Aquarium Parking Garage Renovations Underway

A project to renovate the Gatlinburg’s municipal Aquarium Parking Garage is underway.  Patrons who use the garage are being advised to use caution and prepare to encounter construction during the duration of the renovations, which are currently slated to conclude in mid-February or early March of 2024.

 The scope of the renovations project includes the improvement of drainage throughout the facility, the installation of new stairwells, which will be enclosed, and the installation of two new elevators.

Throughout the renovation project, the garage will remain open and accessible to the public. Slight reductions in parking capacity are possible daily and pedestrians entering and exiting the facility may encounter some detours.

 Handicap accessible parking, which is on the ground floor will be reserved each day. Those who wish to drop off patrons who are disabled may do so at a drop off area before entering the garage.

“The City apologizes for any inconveniences or disruptions at the Aquarium Parking Garage during this important renovation period,” City Manager Cindy Cameron Ogle said. “These renovations will help improve parking at this garage for the benefit of visitors and employees, as well as ensure that the facility continues to provide parking for many years to come.”

Parking Department

The Parking Department is responsible for the maintenance and operation of the municipal parking lots throughout the City. Most of these facilities are open year-round, with the exception of Christmas Day, from 8 a.m. until 11 p.m. The municipal parking lots provide a total of 1,121 parking spaces throughout the City.

  • McMahan Parking Garage: 366 spaces for passenger vehicles. Parking rate at this facility is $10 per day.

  • Aquarium Parking Garage: 364 spaces for passenger vehicles. Parking rate at this facility is $10 per day.

  • Free Park and Ride Lot at the Spur (441) Welcome Center: 145 spaces for passenger vehicles, buses and RVs.

  • Free Park and Ride lot on Highway 321 at City Hall complex: 95 spaces for passenger vehicles, buses and RVs. 

  • Highway 441 Parking Lot: 34 spaces for passenger vehicles. Parking rate at this facility is $1 per hour.

  • Bishop Lane at Baskins Creek Road Parking Lot: 117 spaces for passenger vehicles. This lot is accessible for parking permit holders only. Permits must be purchased at City Hall in order to park in this lot. Proof of employment at a downtown Gatlinburg business is required to obtain a permit.

    Overnight and long term-parking for vehicles is not allowed in any City of Gatlinburg  Parking Facility

Information on public parking in Gatlinburg, call 865-436-4991

Monthly Parking Passes

The City of Gatlinburg offers monthly parking passes for employees of Gatlinburg businesses. These passes can be purchased at City Hall, located at 1230 East Parkway, during regular business hours, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. For questions regarding existing parking permits, please call 865-436-1410.

Monthly parking passes can be purchased at the beginning of every month.

Aquarium Parking Garage


Parkway/McMahan Parking Garage


Bishop Lane at Baskins Creek Permit Lot


Live Parking Information

Aquarium Parking Garage

161 Greystone Heights Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
$10 Per Day

McMahan/Parkway Parking Garage

520 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
$10 Per Day