Whether you’re looking for parking, mass transit, biking and foot directions, or even alternate ways of getting around, Dinkytown is accessible to you. Check out all of the great ways to get to and explore Dinkytown.
Meters are $1.25 per hour (2 hour limit), and are enforced Daily, 8 am to 10 pm. Please be advised that Minneapolis traffic police enforce the meters strictly. Meters in Dinkytown can take either credit cards, quarters, or dollar coins (Do not use dimes, nickels, or pennies). Download the Minneapolis Parking App to plug your meter from your device.
More information on parking meters can be found HERE.
4th STREET PARKING RAMP
Just a short walk from Dinkytown, the University of Minnesota’s 4th street ramp provides 24/7 parking options. Cash or credit cards accepted. Visit their website for rates and more info.
Off-street public parking at 1315 4th Street SE is limited, but available. Enter off 4th Street near Mesa Pizza/Chaitime/US Post Office.
In order to pay, you must visit their the Passport Parking Website, or download their Mobile App. Or you can call their automated number, 612.345.9556. No matter which route you choose, when prompted, please enter Zone #402 for your lot number.
There are an additional 67 off-street parking spaces at the Venue at Dinkytown, enter on 5th Street SE between 13th and 14th Avenue SE. Here you can pay with a credit card.
Patrons of Subway, TCF Bank, Pizza Hut, Dinkytown Wine & Spirits, or McDonalds’ may use their complimentary surface parking lots while visiting their establishments. Check with the establishments as to the length of free parking allowed.
If using transit to get directly to Dinkytown, your best solution is by bus.
Bus lines directly serving Dinkytown are:
Franklin Av – Riverside Av – U of M – 8th St SE
U of M – Como Av – Energy Park Dr – Maryland Av
U of M – Hennepin – Xerxes – France – Southdale
The Green Line does not take you directly into Dinkytown, however, you can transfer to bus routes 2 and 3 (see above), at the West Bank Station. Please be sure to catch either of these two buses on the Anderson Hall side of the Washington Avenue Bridge (traveling east ONTO the bridge).
You can also walk from either West Bank or East Bank stations to Dinkytown. Either way, it takes approximately 15 minutes. Click HERE for a map of the campus area leading to Dinkytown.
Minneapolis’s latest bike highway opened in July 2013. The lighted-at-night Greenway runs below Dinkytown along old railroad tracks with a downtown-connecting pedestrian bridge (Bridge #9) and Bluff Street Park on one end and the TCF Bank Stadium on the other. Via the Granary Corridor, it also connects with the U of M Transitway.
Nice Ride is a non-profit bike sharing system, and anyone can become a member. Simply take a bike when you need one, and return it to any station in the system when you arrive at your destination. It’s fast, easy and affordable. Download their App for bike stations and availability!
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