Directions and Parking

ADDRESS

Watsco Center
1245 Dauer Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146

PARKING

Effective August 20, 2018, the University’s parking enforcement hours will be 7-days a week, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.  All vehicles must park head-in only, and have the license plate registered with the university. Campus visitors should follow the instructions provided by the school, department, venue, or event organizer. Alternatively, the following options are available.

Daytime Campus Visitors (M-F, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.): Visitor’s metered spaces are located at the following locations on a first-come-first-served basis: Pavia and Merrick Garages, Memorial Drive (by Richter Library), the Yellow, Gray and Burgundy color zones.  These locations use PayByPhone for payment, and on-foot pay stations are available in the general area – visitor’s parking map. The parking session is limited to the posted parking location number; if the vehicle is moved between the Pavia and Merrick Garages, the Yellow, Gray, or Burgundy color zones, a new parking session must be initiated per color zone. Using PayByPhone or the on-foot pay stations, automatically registers the vehicle’s license plate with the university.

UM BASKETBALL GAMES: Lots 425N and 425S in front of the Watsco Center and the surrounding Lots 431,434N, H100, 443 and 444 are reserved, these lots are not available for general parking. Follow signage and parking attendants for available parking in surrounding lots off of Ponce de Leon Blvd.

NON-UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI EVENTS: Nights and Weekend Visitors (M-F, 4:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m., and Weekends 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.): During these hours, all parking lots and garages are PayByPhone capable to facilitate parking payment, and on-foot pay stations are available in the general areas – visitor’s parking map. The parking session is valid in any color zone, and it is not limited to the posted location number. For example, a three-hour parking session initiated in the Red color zone allows for the vehicle to be moved between color zones within the three-hour parking session. Using PayByPhone or the on-foot pay stations, automatically registers the vehicle’s license plate with the university.

Parking Cost: PayByPhone is $1.50/hourly, plus .27 cents transaction fee. Parking session of 5-hours or more converts to all day parking at $8 plus .27 cents transaction fee. On-foot pay station is $1.50/hourly; no transaction fee.

How to use PayByPhone

  1. Create a PayByPhone account at https://www.paybyphone.com or call 1-877-885-8899. You will need to provide an email address, mobile phone number, vehicle’s license plate, and a credit card.
  2. Using a smartphone, download PayByPhoneapp from the Blackberry, Google Play, or iOS App Store.
  3. Enter the location code posted in the parking area signage.
  4. Enter parking duration.
  5. Extend parking time from your smart phone, visit https://www.paybyphone.com, or call 1-877-885-8899.

DIRECTIONS

From South of Coral Gables:Homestead/Florida Keys

Take Florida Turnpike North
Take SR 874 exit (#17) on the left toward SR 826/Miami
Continue on SR 874 (Don Shula) to 878 East toward South Miami
Stay on 878 East
Merge onto US 1 north via exit on the left
Continue on US 1 north to red Road (SW 57Avenue)
Turn left onto Red Road
Take immediate first right turn onto Ponce de Leon Blvd.
Continue about 1 mile; Watsco Center is on your left

From US 1

Take US 1 North to Red Road (SW 57 Avenue)
Turn left onto Red Road
Take immediate first right turn onto Ponce de leon Blvd.
Continue about 1 mile; Watsco is on your left

From Southwest of Coral Gables:

Palmetto Expressway (826)

Take Palmetto Expressway North to MIller Road exit
Turn right (east) on Miller Drive (SW 56 St)
Continue on Miller till the end (San Amaro Drive)
Turn right on San Amaro Drive to Ponce de Leon Blvd. (about ¾ mile)
Turn left on Ponce
Continue half mile to Watsco Center on your left

From North of Coral Gables:

From I-95

Drive south on I-95 until it exits onto US 1
Turn right onto Stanford Dr.
Take immediate first left onto Ponce de Leon Blvd.
Continue on Ponce de Leon Blvd. to Watsco Center (about 2 blocks on right)

From US 1

Go south on US 1 to Stanford Dr.
Turn right onto Stanford Dr.
Take immediate first left onto Ponce de Leon Blvd.
Continue on Ponce de Leon Blvd. to Watsco Center (about 2 blocks on right)

From Northwest of Coral Gables:

From Palmetto Expressway (826)

Go south on Palmetto Expressway to Miller Drive exit
Turn left (east) on Miller Drive (SW 56 St)
Continue on Miller till the end (San Amaro Drive)
Turn right on San Amaro Drive
Continue on San Amaro Drive to Ponce de Leon Blvd. (about ¾ mile)
Turn left on Ponce de Leon Blvd.
Continue half mile to Watsco Center on your left.


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