Road closures, parking info for Gasparilla weekend

- Whether you plan on participating in the Gasparilla festivities or not, there will be several road closures and updated parking information to consider in downtown and south Tampa this weekend.

Some begin as early as Friday evening, while others start at different times on the day of the parade.

See the following (lengthy) list to make sure you’re in the know!

Friday, January 29, 2016 @ 10:00 PM

  • Bayshore Blvd from Gandy Blvd to Platt St
  • Bay to Bay from Bayshore Blvd to Ysabella St
  • Davis Islands Bridge Off Ramp onto NB Bayshore Dr

Saturday, January 30, 2016 @ 3:00 AM

  • Bayshore Blvd from Brorein St to Platt St
  • Platt St/Channelside Dr from Plant Ave to Franklin St
  • Saturday, January 30, 2016 @ 5:30 AM
  • Selmon Expy. Eastbound Willow Ave Off-Ramp
  • Willow Ave from Platt St to Swann Ave (SB lanes closed only, 1-way NB)

Saturday, January 30, 2016 @ 7:00 AM

  • Ashley Dr from Brorein St to Jackson St
  • Brorein St from Florida Ave to Parker St
  • Franklin St from Channelside Dr to Harbour Island Bridge
  • Old Water St from Florida Ave to Franklin St
  • Washington St from Ashley Dr to Tampa St
  • Whiting St from Ashley Dr to Tampa St
  • Whiting St from Florida Ave to Franklin St (WB)

Saturday, January 30, 2016 @ 9:00 AM

  • Kennedy from Hyde Park Ave to Ashley Dr (EB)
  • Ashley Dr from Cass St to Jackson St
  • Jackson St from Ashley Dr to Tampa St
  • Kennedy Blvd from Florida Ave to Plant Ave (WB)
  • Madison St from Ashley Dr to Tampa St
  • Madison St from Florida Ave to Tampa St (WB)
  • Twiggs St from Florida Ave to Tampa St (WB)
  • Zack St from Ashley Dr to Tampa St
  • Zack St from Florida Ave to Tampa St (WB)
  • Polk St from Ashley Dr to Tampa St
  • Polk St from Florida Ave to Tampa St (WB)
  • Tyler St from Florida Ave to Tampa St (WB)

Saturday, January 30, 2016 @ 11:00 AM

  • Cass St from Willow Ave to N Blvd
  • North A St from Willow Ave to Newport Ave
  • North B St from Willow Ave to Newport Ave
  • Fig St from Willow Ave to Gilchrist Ave
  • Carmen St from Willow Ave to Delaware Ave
  • Newport Ave from Cass St to North A St
  • Gilchrist Ave from Cass St to Fig St

Saturday, January 30, 2016 @ 1:30 PM

  • Cass St from N Blvd to Tampa St
  • Tyler St from Tampa St to Cass St

Saturday, January 30, 2016 @ 3:00 PM

  • Bay-to-Bay Blvd from MacDill Ave to Ysabella Ave (EB)
  • Swann Ave from MacDill Ave to Armenia Ave (EB lanes closed only, 1-way WB)
  • Platt St at Howard Ave (EB)
  • Platt St at S Blvd (EB)
  • Willow Ave from Kennedy Blvd to Cleveland St
  • Willow Ave from Cleveland St to Platt St (SB)
  • South Blvd from Kennedy Blvd to Cleveland St
  • South Blvd from Cleveland St to Platt St (SB)
  • Whiting St from Tampa St to Franklin St

Saturday, January 30, 2016 @ 4:30 PM

  • Kennedy Blvd at Himes Ave (EB)
  • Kennedy Blvd at MacDill Ave (EB)
  • Kennedy Blvd at Howard Ave (EB)
  • Kennedy Blvd at Willow Ave (EB)
  • Kennedy Blvd at Blvd (EB)

City of Tampa Parking Information

  • Ft Brooke Garage - $10 flat rate and will open at 7 a.m.
  • Jackson Street Parking Lot - hourly rate of $1.60/hr, with a $9.50 daily maximum and will open at 7 a.m.
  • Poe Garage –AT 9:30 a.m. at a rate of $47 per vehicle entry.
    • Due to the parade route, this garage will be closed from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Customers will not be able to enter or exit this garage until after 6:00 p.m.
    • For those attending the Straz 8 p.m. show, Poe Garage will reopen at 6:30 p.m. and there will be a $6 flat rate paid on entry.
  • Royal Regional Lot – $10 flat rate and will open at 7 a.m.
  • Tampa Convention Center Garage - $10 flat rate and will open at 7 a.m.
  • Twiggs Street Garage - hourly rates of $1.20/hr, with a $7 daily maximum and will open at 6 a.m.
  • All numbered spaces on Kennedy Blvd. and south of Kennedy Blvd. are enforced up until midnight at the standard hourly rate.

For access to the Amalie Arena in the evening, consider using the following garages and lots:

  • Selmon Expressway Lots - $12 flat rate for concert • South Regional Garage - $10 flat rate and will be open from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. for parade parking. After 10 a.m. parking will be restricted to Arena Reserved Parking Passes for the remainder of the day.

For access to downtown and south Tampa from historic Ybor City, consider using the following garages and utilizing HART services:

  • Centro Ybor and Palm Avenue Garages - will open at 6 a.m at the standard hourly rate. HART park and ride available from both locations. HART will be offering extra streetcar, bus, and trolley services.
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