College Hill Parking

College Hill


The College Hill district is a revitalized and growing destination for dining, nightlife, educational and cultural activities. Adjacent to the University of Northern Iowa, the heart of the area lies on College Street.

Parking: College Hill offers 15 minute, 1 hour, 2 hour, and metered parking spots (up to 10 hours).

Parking Enforcement Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

View a map of the College Hill parking area here.

College Hill Parking Study

To help understand how parking can be more effectively utilized in the College Hill area, the City of Cedar Falls teamed with the Hill and the University of Northern Iowa to perform a parking study in March 2019. The study was conducted by WGI and included an online survey, data collection, and stakeholder meetings. A public workshop was held on May 13, 2019; initial findings, observations, and survey results were presented, followed by a Q&A with attendees.

View the parking recommendations from the study here and download the final report

Upcoming Improvements

At the conclusion of the College Hill parking study, recommendations were made based on the data collected as well as public and business input. Cedar Falls City Council has approved the future implantation of these recommendations to allow for more efficient parking options that better fit the needs of the area.

These updates are not yet in effect and are tentatively scheduled for 2020. Please subscribe to parking notifications here to stay up to date on future changes and follow the city on Facebook and Twitter @citycf. 

Updated Enforcement Hours: Enforcement hours for the College Hill district will be updated to Monday – Friday, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Parking Fees and Lots: Lot G will be converted to a paid lot and fees and enforcement hours will also be updated in Lot J. Previously a 2-hour parking lot, Lot G will now be .50 per hour with a $3.00 daily max rate and enforcement time will be Monday-Friday, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. Lot J will follow this same fee structure.

Parking Permits: Parking permits will be allowed for Lot J only.