Frequently Asked Questions

Which parking garage do I pick?

Check out mobile-friendly for parking locations throughout the neighborhood. Many of these parking garages have rates comparable or cheaper than on-street parking. Don’t know which parking garage to pick? Try the First & Columbia Garage to the north of the district, Stadium Place Garage to the south, or Butler Garage to the east. All range from $3-$4.50 an hour to park for up to 4 hours, and you’ll be coming through one of the gateways to the neighborhood. All of these garages feature ePark, a system that tells you if there is space before you even get into the garage!

When and where is the FREE parking?

Check out Seattle Department of Transportation’s parking program page for all sorts of information about free parking days, parking maps, and more. Are you coming to Pioneer Square for the First Thursday Art Walk? Well, you are in luck: find free parking in select garages on First Thursdays.

How late does the neighborhood stay open?

The hours of the neighborhood are dependent on the season and vary business to business. Below are approximate hours of operation for the neighborhood. Please check “The Neighborhood” for particular business listings. 

Do you have public restrooms?

Yes! Public restrooms are sprinkled throughout the neighborhood. See below for locations:

King Street Station

Ferry Terminal

Union Station

City Hall 

National Parks Service

Are there free tours & attractions?

The storied streets of this historic square offer free surprises around every corner. Check out the wayside panels scattered throughout the blocks to uncover some historical points of interest or head to our “Experiences” to learn what other free tours and attractions the neighborhood has to offer.

Are there dog-friendly establishments?

Pioneer Square is a dog-friendly neighborhood offering basic animal amenities throughout the public spaces. You will need to check with individual businesses to learn about their pet policies.

Do you have family-friendly attractions?

Pioneer Square strives to be a family friendly destination offering engaging, interactive events and activities for kids daily. Be sure to check the neighborhood calendar to stay up to date about new events and offerings for all ages. Here's a short list of the ongoing family-friendly attractions: Occidental Square Park, Waterfall Park, Underground Tour, Klondike Gold Rush Historical National Park, and Seattle Fire Department's Last Resort Museum.