PARKING DURING THE WALNUT STREET CONSTRUCTION PROJECT*
Walnut Street will reopen in Spring 2020 as a two-way street from 3rd to 5th Street through City Market.
All City Market shops and restaurants will remain open during construction.
Access to free 2-hour parking in City Market Square will be available throughout construction with entry from 5th or 3rd Streets depending on the progress of the project.
Directional signage is posted to guide traffic to additional parking lots. Parking staff will be present to help direct traffic during busy times. KC Streetcar service will not be affected by construction.
Walnut will continue to close to vehicular traffic on weekends during the Farmers Market. Vehicles will have access during the week and on weekend evenings.
The Walnut Street Project improvements include:
— a new roadway opened to two-way traffic
— a new pedestrian plaza and seating area
— and new City Market signage.
*This project is a partnership between the KCMO Public Works and City Planning and Development Departments, Port KC and City Market. Funding is provided by special obligation bonds.
For more information about the project, please click HERE.
Parking is available on-street and in public lots. Please look for kiosks and visit River Market Parking Map for additional parking information.
All City Market Parking is FREE Saturdays, Sundays and weekdays after 6pm.
City Market has EV charging stations in the parking lot at 4th & Grand.
City Market cannot accommodate RVs or buses.
City Market Parking Lots
Monday – Friday 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
City Market Parking Lots at 5th & Main and 4th & Grand: $1 per hour Monday – Friday 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. (pay at a kiosk with cash or card)
City Market Square at 5th & Walnut: FREE 2-hour parking
Weekend parking is always free.
City Market is easily accessible by public transportation from Kansas City International Airport and surrounding Kansas City neighborhoods.
Kansas City has a robust public bus system as well as rapid transit line that connects the River Market, Downtown, Crossroads, Crown Center and Country Club Plaza. Learn more about the bus routes and schedules at ridekc.org.
The KC Streetcar is a two-mile route that loops the downtown area connecting City Market and other entertainment districts as well as the Kansas City Convention Center, Sprint Center, Municipal Auditorium, Midland Theatre, Folly Theater and the Public Library.