Don’t Get Dinged | 199ride’s Safe Places to Park Your Car in La Crosse, Wisconsin

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With three universities, countless businesses, and attracting community events, it’s no news to locals that La Crosse is hustling and bustling with activity. But, more people means more vehicles – especially while school is in session. To help keep your car safe from dings, dents, and parking tickets, we’ve compiled a list of city-approved places to park your Nicer, Newer™, Worry-Free used vehicle from

Near UW-La Crosse

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Photo courtesy of University of Wisconsin-La Crosse’s Facebook page

You won’t be able to find free street parking on UW-La Crosse’s campus, but the university offers plenty of locations with parking pay stations. From the parking ramp on 16th and Farwell Street to the lot near UW-LAX’s sports complex off Pine Street and more, find safe parking spots throughout campus. For questions, see the university’s parking guidelines.

Near the La Crosse Center

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Photo courtesy of La Crosse Center’s Facebook page

For event and convention center parking, head over to the La Crosse Center Ramp on 2nd and Jay Street for prime event parking. It’s conveniently located across the street from the La Crosse Center and local downtown pubs.

To easily pay, the La Crosse Center recommends downloading the Passport Parking App.

By the Cameron Park Farmers Market

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Photo courtesy of Cameron Park Farmers Market Facebook page

If you need a place to park your car near 4th and King Street and can’t find free street parking, head to the Market Square Ramp. This ramp is located near many local businesses but is also buzzing with people in the summer with the Cameron Park Farmers Market. While free street parking is available, this ramp also offers free 2-hour parking, giving you time to explore La Crosse.

Near the Mississippi River

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Photo courtesy of Oktoberfest Facebook page

The Riverside Ramp at 3rd and Jay offers 903 safe spots and is just a short distance to the riverside area. This acts as great overflow parking during events such as Oktoberfest or the Rotary Lights Festival if you chose to walk instead of driving through.

Riverside Park, Copeland Park, and Black River Beach, all alongside the Mississippi waterfront, have a free parking lot for visitors. Pack up your used car with hiking gear or a picnic and explore the city’s walking trails, playgrounds, splash pads, and more in the beautiful outdoors.

By the Bluffs

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Photo courtesy of Grandad Bluff Park Facebook location page

For those looking to explore Grandad Bluff’s scenic overlook or Miller Bluff, the area offers free parking nearby with access to local trails.  The best views of La Crosse are just a short drive away.

Keep Your Vehicle in Tip Top Shape

Explore all that the city of La Crosse has to offer while parking your vehicle in safe-to-park locations. If over the years your car has gotten too dinged up and you’re in the market for an upgrade, stop by our convenient 199ride location in La Crosse to find your next Nicer, Newer™, Worry-Free used car, truck, or SUV. has dealerships across the state of Wisconsin, with four additional locations in Green Bay, Appleton, Wausau, and Antigo. We work with your budget and credit score to find reliable vehicles. Don’t wait any longer to find the vehicle right for you!