Parking is readily available and reasonably priced in Downtown.
Metered Parking: Metered parking costs $1 per hour and is limited to 3 hours. As of September 6, 2011, parking meters hours are:
- Monday-Wednesday: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
- Thursday & Friday: 8 a.m.-Midnight
- Saturdays: 11 a.m. until Midnight
The hours listed above apply to all meters between Cesar Chavez and 10th Street, and between IH-35 and Lamar Blvd. Outside of that area, meters operate from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
Meters take MasterCard, Visa, debit cards or coins.
This info is from: http://www.downtownaustin.com/transportation/parking/