Parking at Sacred Heart

Easter Triduum 2024 Parking Information: 

Those attending Mass for the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday, March 30, or Easter Sunday, March 31, are welcome to park in the neighboring Madison Building garage free of charge, as a courtesy to our parish and parishioners. You must provide the attendant proof of Mass attendance utilizing a copy of the Easter bulletin upon exit. Street level parking within the City of Tampa’s “church zone” also remains a free option on Easter Sunday.

There are no free parking options available for Holy Thursday, March 28, or Good Friday, March 29. Should you choose to utilize the Madison Building garage on these days, the standard daily rate will apply.

We thank our friends at the Madison Building for making our celebrations of Easter that much more convenient for our parishioners.

Madison Building Parking Update (6/1/2022):

Access to the Madison Building Garage (located next door to the church) on Saturday evenings and Sunday mornings for regular weekend parish Masses will now require payment. Previously, parishioners attending Mass were allowed to park in the garage without charge for the duration of the Mass they attended.

Those who wish to continue parking in the Madison Building Garage while attending Mass will be able to do so at the discounted daily rate of $3.00 for the first hour, and $2.00 for any subsequent hours. Parishioners should take a ticket upon entry to the garage, then bring their ticket with them to Mass. At the end of the liturgy, our ushers will validate your ticket with a sticker, denoting the discounted rate when presented to the parking attendant at the garage exit. Failure to collect a ticket or validation sticker will require those parking in the garage to pay the posted weekend rate of $20.00.

The Madison Building has asked parishioners to ensure the validation sticker is applied to the rear of the ticket, as seen here. This helps the attendant properly utilize their ticketing system.

We are grateful to the Madison Building’s property management for the years of generosity to our parishioners.

**Sacred Heart is not responsible for any charges related to parking for Mass attendance or related events.**

Normal Weekend Parking:
During Mass times on Sunday, parishioners are invited to park in the locations listed below, free of charge:

On-Street Parking
The City of Tampa recently made an adjustment to the hours of operation for on-street parking throughout downtown. Spaces are now enforced from the hours of 8 a.m. to midnight, Monday-Saturday, and Sunday’s from 2 p.m.-midnight. These spaces are enforced on nights, weekends, and holidays.

Please note: The non-enforcement hours on Sunday do not apply to all meters throughout the city, but only to those meters considered within the “church zone.” The zone is typically “north of E. Kennedy Blvd. and south of E. Cass St., east of N. Franklin St. and west of N. Morgan St.” This zone only applies during the special hours on Sunday and not during the week or other special liturgical celebrations such as Ash Wednesday or Holy Thursday.

Special Announcement: 717 Parking Lots
Due to the tremendous growth in downtown Tampa, 717 Parking is no longer able to continue its long-standing relationship with Sacred Heart for parking in either of its nearby lots (across the street from the church or at the corner of N. Florida Ave. and E. Kennedy Blvd.) If you choose to park in these lots, please pay the posted parking fee. If you plan to regularly park there for convenience, consider downloading their parking app to avoid the lines at the kiosk. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. We thank 717 Parking for their partnership.

Additional Parking Considerations:

  • The median of the bus parkway on Marion St. is not a legal area for parking. You may be ticketed, and there are safety concerns for you, your passengers, and the buses using the parkway.
  • The parking lot at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church is for their members only. Please do not park there.