Parking is limited at Esplanade Park. There is no free parking near Esplanade Park for the public.
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Parking Garages: Parking is available in the parking garage for the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 101 SW 5th Ave., but be aware the garage may not let cars in between noon and 2:00 p.m. so they can prepare for an afternoon event at the Performing Arts Center.
Other city parking garages are located at:
151 SW 2nd Street, Fort Lauderdale – Broward County Garage
150 SE 2nd Street, Fort Lauderdale – City Park Garage
(There is a 10 hour maximum time limit on the 2nd and 3rd floor and a 6 hour maximum time limit on the 1st floor.) If you use Pay By Phone you can add time to your meter and extend the amount of time using this garage.
305 S Andrews Ave – One River Plaza Garage
The City Parking Authority advised the best way to pay for parking in these garages is through a phone app but that is entirely up to each individual to decide. I was advised that the fine for over staying time on a parking meeting is $32.00.
There are private pay lots on 3rd and 4th Avenue, north of SW 2nd Street. If you chose these you will have to work with the parking lot attendants regarding the costs and whether there are time limits.
Water Taxi: The Water Taxi does go between the One River Plaza Garage, at 305 S. Andrews Ave. and Esplanade Park, and the Pirate Restaurant and Esplanade Park. Here is a link to their map and schedule: http://watertaxi.com/schedule/ telephone: 954-467-6677.
Service runs every 25 to 30 minutes.