What is Access Hillcrest?

Access Hillcrest is an information tool, designed by the Uptown Community Parking District, built to inform the public of the availability and accessibility of parking and other modes of transportation in Hillcrest.

Who is the Uptown Community Parking District?

The Uptown Parking Advisory Board is elected from members of the various neighborhood committees representing both residents and businesses. The Uptown Community Parking District re-invests 45% of parking meter funds back into the communities of Bankers Hill, Hillcrest, Mission Hills and Five Points / International Restaurant Row. Their plans address parking inventory/supply, uniformity of parking allocation, traffic circulation, public information, public transit and comprehensive system management.

What do you offer?

We are pleased to offer several services to best help you get around Hillcrest!

  • $7 Valet parking in Hillcrest is another community service subsidized by The Uptown Community Parking District, and is operated by Blue Water Valet services of San Diego. Giving visitors another choice to Access Hillcrest easily on Friday and Saturday nights, as well as Saturday and Sunday afternoons with 2 convenient locations at 3900 Fifth Ave & 1200 University Ave. Hours vary by location.
  • The DMV Parking Lot is leased by Uptown Community Parking District for free after-hours parking. The lot is located at 3960 Normal St., San Diego CA., 92103, and is available 6:30pm-3:00am Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 7:00am-3:00am Saturday and state holidays, 7am-7pm Sunday. There is no attendant on duty at any time, and the parking is first come first served.

Where can I find information from the City of San Diego?

General Rules and Enforcement Regulations for parking in San Diego are located on the SanDiego.gov web site here: http://www.sandiego.gov/parking/enforcement/index.shtml

City of San Diego Parking Regulations

For complete information on rules and regulations of parking in the City of San Diego, please refer to www.sandiego.gov/parking/enforcement.

The following general provisions of law apply whether or not there are signs or curb markings present:

  • No vehicle may be parked continuously at one location on any public roadway for more than 72 hours.
  • Parking is prohibited in alleys, except for the purpose of actively unloading goods or passengers, unless the alley is specifically designated as an alley parking zone.
  • Parking of heavy duty commercial vehicles is prohibited in residential areas, unless the vehicle is loading or unloading goods or has a service call in the immediate vicinity.
  • Parking unattached semi-trailers or auxiliary dollies on any street is prohibited except while loading/unloading (camp or utility trailers not included).
  • Parking is prohibited in an intersection or a crosswalk, within 15 feet of a fire station driveway or fire hydrant, in front of a public or private driveway, on a sidewalk or parkway, on the roadway side of a parked vehicle (double parking), in a bus stop, in a tunnel, upon a bridge (unless otherwise posted) or in such a manner that obstructs the free use of the street.
  • Parking is prohibited in a center median strip, unless signs are posted permitting parking on the median.
  • Parking is prohibited in front of a public or private driveway (even your own driveway).
  • Wheel cramping is required on all grades over 3% (hills) with or without the presence of signs. Block your wheels diagonally against the curb by turning your wheels into the curb when facing downhill and out to the street when facing uphill.
  • Be aware of signage when you park. Read all signs…they may include time frame restrictions and other parking guidelines.
  • Street sweeping signs are posted in areas of the City where there is a routine. Parking is prohibited on the designated days for the entire time posted on the sign.

For more information on Access Hillcrest please contact the Uptown Community Parking District.