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News and Updates from ParkAlbany

April 21, 2023

New vehicle entrances, improved entry & exiting and new EV-charging options are just some of the exciting updates happening at ParkAlbany’s downtown parking garages!

New Vehicle Entrance and Public Restrooms at the Quackenbush Garage

Earlier this year, ParkAlbany completed construction and opened a new vehicle entrance to the Quackenbush Garage in Downtown Albany. This new, additional entrance is accessible by way of Montgomery Street and is located adjacent to the Quackenbush Parking lot.

Since opening this additional garage entrance, entry wait times (which were beginning to grow due to the dramatic increase in downtown event attendees), have now decreased for guests parking at the Quackenbush Garage, especially those parking for shows and events held at nearby venues such as Empire Live and the Palace Theatre.

Along with providing a smoother parking experience for event goers, this entrance provides a convenient parking option for guests visiting the newly renovated Quackenbush Square, Albany Skyway, and those staying at the soon to open hotel, which is also located on Montgomery Street.

Adjacent to the new vehicle entrance, new public restrooms are now open at the Quackenbush Garage. These new restrooms can be accessed from outside and are located on the North Side of the garage across from the Albany Skyway. Next to the restroom’s entrances, ParkAlbany has also installed a new water fountain with both a bottle filler and a dog fountain. Restrooms are open daily from 7:00am – 9:00pm.

ParkAlbany Garages Go Cashless Starting May 1st

As part of ParkAlbany’s continued efforts to improve parker experience and maintain low wait times when entering and exiting our garages, all 3 ParkAlbany parking garages (Green-Hudson, Riverfront and Quackenbush) will become cashless parking locations starting on May 1st, 2023.

Payment for parking at any of ParkAlbany’s 3 Downtown garage locations can be made with credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express & Discover) Apple Pay or Google Wallet. Payment can also be made through a mobile device by texting PAY to (518) 989-5904 and following the on-screen instructions. Please note that “Text to Pay” is not available for event parking and there is a $0.35 processing fee from the service provider.

DC Fast EV-Chargers Coming Soon to Downtown Albany

As part of our commitment to green infrastructure within the City of Albany, ParkAlbany has partnered with the New York Power Authority and EVolve NY to expand the EV-Charging options at the Quackenbush Garage with the addition of new DC Fast EV-Charging stations.

Comprised of four 150kw and one 350kw charging ports, these new chargers are planned to be online later this spring and will be the first public DC Fast EV-Charging Stations in Downtown Albany.

Don’t forget, if you need to charge your vehicle in Downtown Albany, Level 2 EV Charging stations are currently available at all ParkAlbany garages with five charging spaces at both the Green-Hudson and Riverfront Garages and nine spaces at the Quackenbush Garage.

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