Recommended event parking
South Penn Garage
635 Franklin Street, Reading
The community event parking rate at this garage is the lowest at $5 for commencement. Drivers have 15 minutes after entering the garage to pay for parking via mobile app, text, or walkup pay station.
Alternative parking options
All public parking garages near the Santander Arena are now gateless. Drivers have 15 minutes after entering a garage to pay for parking via mobile app, text, or walkup pay station. Additional parking garages include:
Convention Center Garage (attached to DoubleTree Hotel) - $10
State Lot (644 Penn St) - $10
5th & Cherry Lot - $5
4th & Cherry Garage - $5
Reed & Court Garage - $15
Poplar & Walnut Garage - $15
Have your license plate number ready when you park – you will need it to pay in advance. The license plate number must be exact. Do not add PA or a hyphen. If you choose to pay by text option, you will also need to know the name of the garage where you parked.
Three ways to pay
- Walk-Up Pay Station
Cash and credit card payments are accepted at walk-up pay stations located on the first floor of every garage near the elevator. Note: If paying with cash, please make exact payment. Pay station does not issue change. If you pay for $10 for parking with a $20 bill, you will not receive change.
- Download the ParkMobile app via the AppStore or Google Play
It is strongly recommended that you download the app and review the instructions prior to commencement to avoid last minute parking issues. View complete instructions to pay by app >
- Text 2Park and pay with MobilePay
Scan the QR code or send a new text message to the five-digit number on the signage in the parking garage. Most signage is located near the elevators. You will then receive a link to register your vehicle license plate. In the body of the text, you need to enter the name of the garage (also located on signage - the garage next to the DoubleTree Hotel is the Convention Center Garage). Choose your time, noted in hours (H). View complete instructions to pay by text message >
Keep your receipts in case any problems arise. Remember to pay before you walk away!