Fitness & Recreation Member Parking

Fitness & Recreation Member Parking Rates, July 2019 – June 2020

Peak hours:
$4.00 per hour (current public rate, set thru June 2020)
Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 4:45 pm

Off-peak hours:
$2.75 for up to 3 hours, with validation

Monday-Friday: exit before 8:30 am, enter after 4:45 pm

Weekends and University holidays – all day

Important details about Member parking are included in an FAQ document. Click here to download - FAQ document - or see below.

Fitness & Recreation Member Parking FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What do I need to know?
Discounted parking for fitness center members is now available only during designated off-peak hours. Starting July 1, 2019, UCSF parking rates for UCSF Fitness & Recreation members are:

Peak hours:
Monday – Friday, 8:30 am - 4:45 pm
$4.00 per hour (public rate)

Off-peak hours:

Monday – Friday, exit before 8:30 am, enter after 4:45 pm,

including anytime on Weekends and University holidays
$2.75 for up to 3 hours, with validation
$4.00 per hour – after three hours

The discounted off-peak rate is available at the following parking garages:
• Millberry Union Garage, Parnassus
• Community Center Garage (Rutter Center), Mission Bay
• Third Street Garage, Mission Bay

Please note, these rates are effective July 2019 – June 2020, and parking rates are evaluated annually.

2. When is a representative from Transportation Services visiting the fitness center to answer questions?
For more information, we invite you to meet with a representative from Transportation Services:

Mission Bay Campus, Bakar Fitness Center Lobby
Monday, June 3 – 8:30-10:30 am, and 4-5 pm
Tuesday, June 4 – 8:30-10:30 am
Wednesday, June 5 – 4-5 pm
Wednesday, June 26 – 11:30 am-1:30 pm, and 4-5 pm

Parnassus Campus, Millberry Fitness Center Lobby
Monday, June 3 – 8:30-10:30 am
Tuesday June 4 – 8:30-10:30 am, and 4-5 pm

3. Why did the rate increase to $4.00 per hour?
$4.00 per hour is the public rate that is charged to everyone, including UCSF patients, visitors, staff, faculty and students who do not have a parking permit.

4. Are there other options for my membership?
An Off-Peak Premier Membership may help offset parking fees. The cost is $59 per month, and is available through August 31, 2019. Entry times to the fitness center are Mon-Fri 8-11am, 1-3pm, 8-10pm, and Sat-Sun 1-8pm, and members can stay at the fitness center as long as they like.
5. Why is there a charge for parking at times when the garage is not full?
Even when the garage has low occupancy, Transportation Services still incurs operating costs. For that reason, all parking facilities at UCSF charge for parking on a 24-hour a day, 7-day a week basis.

6. How do I pay for parking?
For those of you who park during non-peak hours, a self-serve validation machine will be available at the front desk of the fitness center. Upon exiting the parking garage, pay at the cashier booth, or at any self-service kiosk.

7. Do seniors get a discount on parking?
The University is unable to offer additional discounts on parking costs for seniors. However, Fitness & Recreation will continue to offer a discounted membership rate for seniors.

8. Is this change in accordance with my membership contract?
The implementation of a parking fee is in accordance with the Fitness & Recreation’s membership contract.  All membership contracts are month-to-month. For more details, visit:

9. What are alternatives to parking at UCSF?
MUNI - The SFMTA offers many options for low-cost travel to and from the fitness centers. For details from your location, please visit:

Complimentary UCSF Shuttle Service
Members can ride UCSF shuttles for free, with a valid membership card, to travel between campuses and to the 16th Street BART station. The map below shows the location of UCSF shuttle stops.
For shuttle schedules, visit UCSF Transportation.

Mission Bay TMA
The Mission Bay TMA offers free shuttles throughout the Mission Bay area. The West route stops in front of the Rutter Center on Owens Street.


Pre-Paid Parking Debit Card Program to be Discontinued

Pre-Paid Parking Debit Card Program to be Discontinued

Due to low demand, the pre-paid parking debit card program will be discontinued September 13, 2019. Cards are good for use through September 13th, and we ask that you return your card between September 16 and 27, at the sales office at the Community Center Garage (Rutter Center) at 1625 Owens Street. Any remaining balance will be refunded, along with the $20 deposit, upon returning the card.

For those of you who used the service, we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience, and will be offering existing debit card holders a $25 Visa card, when debit cards are returned during the designated 2-week timeframe, September 16 through 27, 2019.


Transportation Services continues to welcome Members on UCSF Shuttles, which we hope will provide an alternative to driving to and parking on campus.

We recognize the value Fitness & Recreation members bring to our UCSF community, and are grateful for your participation and continued support.