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Park! Center City



The Park! Center City program and the Charlotte Coin make it more convenient and less expensive to visit the Center City area. With more than 20 parking garages and 1000 onstreet parking meters to choose from, parking has become easier and less of an excuse for not visiting Charlotte's Center City.

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When patrons visit Center City businesses displaying the Park! Center City symbol, they receive a Charlotte Coin. The universal $1 coin is accepted in the city's onstreet parking meters and may be redeemed at participating parking garages.

If visitors want to move about the Center City and surrounding area, they can use the Charlotte Coin on CATS buses and the LYNX Blue Line. Riders will be credited $1.00 after inserting the token into a bus fare box or train station ticket vending machine. Citizens will then be required to pay the difference to complete the fare and gain access to the service. For a list of CATS and LYNX fares, please visit

A new Charlotte Coin is minted every year to feature a piece of Charlotte's past, present or future.

To receive a Park! Center City Brochure which includes a map and list of participating parking garages, or to purchase a commemorative coin or token, visit the Park It! office at 1440 South Tryon Street, Suite 108 or call 704-375-3177.