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:
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: tinyurl.com/UCSFMemberAgreement
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: https://www.sfmta.com/trip-planner
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.