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Wolstein Center Parking & Directions


Wolstein Center

2000 Prospect Ave E

Cleveland, OH 44115


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The Wolstein Center at Cleveland State University has over 3,000 Parking Spots located in walking distance.

South Garage 

The South Garage operated by CSU Parking Services, offers new clean safe state of the art parking for up to 623 vehicles. The garage is located on East 21st street between Carnegie and Prospect. Special event parking rates will be posted. The South Garage will be the place to park when visiting the Wolstein Center. See campus map

Parking for Disabled

During Wolstein events, parkers with state issued disabled logo license plates, placards, or hangtags, are directed to park in the access drive on the north side of the Wolstein Center. The drive is accessed from Prospect Avenue. This area has 26 parking spaces.

Private Parking Operators and On Street Parking

Several privately owned and operated parking lots are within walking distance of the Wolstein Center. These lots are not operated by CSU. Rates vary by day of week, time of day, lot location, and event(s). Several of the closer lots are located on Prospect Avenue, East 18th Street, Carnegie Avenue, and Central Avenue.

Limited City of Cleveland metered parking is available on both Carnegie and Prospect Avenues. Parking is restricted to posted times and duration. Evening (after rush hour) parking is available on East 18th street. There is no street parking on East 21st. On street parking is sometimes prohibited due to weather conditions or traffic control. Please note that CSU does not manage nor control on street parking.

A Special Note

Please be cautious when pulling into area parking lots. Do not pay individuals who do not have proper identification i.e. wearing a parking uniform or identification badge. There have been incidents where scam artists have posed as parking lot attendants in order to collect monies from unsuspecting visitors. Parkers should always expect a correct receipt or ticket to show proof of valid payment. When parking, please do not leave any valuables in sight and lock your vehicle.