When the Ft. Brooke Parking Garage was built, the YMCA provided a contribution for construction allowing future expansion of the parking garage to build a new YMCA facility above the parking levels. As a result of the new YMCA not being built above the garage, the City compensated the YMCA for its contribution by allowing YMCA members to park free of charge on weekdays after 5:00 PM. YMCA patrons are directed to park on the hourly side of the parking garage and have their machine dispensed, parking ticket validated by YMCA staff members. Only validated parking tickets will be honored at the cashier exit booth.
Hillsborough Community College Ybor City
Hillsborough Community College students and faculty members are eligible to park free of charge in the north module of the Fernando Norriega Palm Avenue Parking Garage during the following hours:
- 6:00 AM to 11:00 PM each weekday (800 spaces before 6:00 PM; 200 spaces after 6:00 PM)
- 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM on Saturday (200 spaces all day) 6:00 AM to 6 PM on Saturday.
Students and faculty members must display the appropriate parking hangtag in the rearview window to avoid receipt of parking citation.