Recreation Center

Available Parking and Pass Info

General Information

Parking at CSUAll patrons purchasing parking permits through CSU Parking & Transportation Services will have access to the East Garage via a scan (QR) code located on the top left of their printed parking permit. The system takes approximately 30 minutes from the time a new parking permit is issued until the East Garage scanner will recognize the QR code.

Please Note: All Rec Center parking permits have a daily 3-hour time limit, any permit used for longer than that period will be charged the following rates upon exiting the East Garage:

time Rate Time Rate
0-3 hours no charge 6-7 hours $7.00
3-4 hours $4.00 7-8 hours $8.00
4-5 hours $5.00 8-9 hours $9.00
5-6 hours $6.00 9-24 hours* $10.00

*Every additional 24 hours - $10.00

If the gate does not rise upon entry or exit after scanning your active parking permit, please press the “Help” button to be connected to a Parking Services representative. At no time should the gates be manually altered while trying to enter or exit the garage.

All patrons utilizing Rec Garage (Lot 65), Lot 54, and East Garage only need to continue to place their printed parking permits on their dash while parked on campus.

If you have any questions, please contact Jason Mandula, Assistant Director - Member & Guest Services, or call 216.802.3209.

Online Process for Parking Permits

Parking and Transportation Services has implemented an online process for purchasing parking permits. Click here for a detailed walk-through of this process, or see below.

To visit the Online Parking system, click here.

Parking Rate & Eligibility Information

Rec Center parking passes are $17/month.

Please Note: A parking pass can only be purchased by active, dues-paying members of the facility. A parking pass can not be purchased for longer than the length of membership. In addition, passes cannot be purchased for longer than a 12-month period.

Current Cleveland State University students, faculty/staff, and business partners must purchase a parking pass from CSU Parking & Transportation Services.

Non-CSU Affiliates of the Recreation Center (Alumni, Community, Sponsored and Two-Week Trial members) are eligible to purchase a Recreation Center Parking Pass allowing access to:

  • Lot 54: Surface lot located between E. 23rd and E. 24th, south of Payne.
  • Rec Garage: Parking garage located below the Recreation Center on Chester Avenue.
  • East Garage: Parking garage located on Chester Avenue just east of Rec Center.

To get to the Recreation Center from the Rec Garage, take the elevator in the garage up to the 3rd floor. Follow the walkway overlooking the Recreation Center (InnerLink) and before entering the next building, either take the stairs or the elevator down to the 1st floor.

For a map of eligible parking surfaces and garages, click here.