A downtown streetcar is on the way, perhaps a way to make navigating the area easier, but as of now, most will drive and park in Oklahoma City. Fortunately, if you're coming into town for an event, convention or concert, you'll find that parking near the Cox Convention Center actually fairly plentiful and generally easy to find and navigate. Here is a list of the best places to park near or at the Cox Convention Center.
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Cox Convention Center Parking - Underground Garage
The closest public parking area is actually directly beneath the Cox Convention Center itself. The entrance to the underground garage is on the east side of the building along E.K. Gaylord Boulevard, and there are just under 1000 available spots, some of them reserved on a monthly basis. Public event parking is $10.
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Sante Fe Garage
Another excellent option very close by is the Sante Fe Garage, located slightly north along E.K. Gaylord Boulevard. I find it easy to get into and maneuver, with a number of open spots. Once you park, it is a quick walk on the 2nd floor skywalk to the Cox Convention Center. Event parking is $10.
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The standard for parking in downtown Oklahoma City is $5 or $10, and if you have evening plans that include dinner in nearby Bricktown, you may want to park on one of the many surface lots there, then make the short walk to the Cox Convention Center. Follow Reno Avenue into Bricktown and you will see signs for a couple of lots. There is also a large lot just before the Harkins Bricktown Theatre, as well as lots on Sheridan Avenue (north of Reno) and Main (north of Sheridan). It may not matter to you, but keep in mind that none of these are covered areas. If you want a covered garage in Bricktown, take Sheridan east of the Cox Convention Center to the Bricktown Garage. It's located just north of the ballpark.
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Downtown Parking Garages and Meters
If you are unfamiliar with Oklahoma City, the Cox Convention Center is situated on the south side of downtown, with Bricktown to the east. Those wishing to also check out a downtown attraction such as the Myriad Gardens, the Devon Tower or even the Civic Center Music Hall or OKC Museum of Art may want to park northwest of the arena.
Here is a full breakdown of downtown parking options, and the best choices are probably Century Center on Sheridan near Robinson Avenue or the garage at Sheridan and Walker, both with $10 event parking. There are metered on-street parking spots to the west of the Cox Convention Center and surrounding streets. These carry time limits, but for a night event, note that meters are no longer in effect after 6 p.m.