Colburn Parking Policies for Students and Families

The Colburn School currently provides a limited number of on-campus parking spots without charge as an amenity for our students and families. However, with a student population of 1,700, parking is not guaranteed. Spaces in the garage on Grand Avenue/Lot 1 are available on a first-come, first-served basis each day. The garage will often fill up, particularly on Wednesdays and Saturdays which are our busiest days of classes. When the garage is full, students and families should park in a nearby paid lot.

In the past, the Olive lot has been used for overflow parking, however this creates a fire hazard for our students, faculty, and staff. For safety reasons, overflow parking in Olive will no longer be permitted. Please read the tips below on how to approach parking when coming to campus and a list of affordable nearby lots.  

What You Should Do  

  • Arrive early and leave plenty of time to find parking before your lesson, class, or rehearsal.  
  • When you see the LOT FULL sign outside the Grand Avenue garage, please proceed to a nearby paid parking lot.  
  • Be kind to our security team. On-campus parking is in high demand and our security team does everything they can to help our students and families, but they are not always able to provide parking. Your patience and understanding are requested and appreciated.  
  • Know the locations of nearby paid parking lots and the discounts available to Colburn families. Some of the closest lots are:  

2nd and Olive Parking 
$4 all day for students with validation; available for purchase (cash only) at the CSPA registration office
Enter on 2nd Street between Olive and Hill, across the street from the Athena lot.  

221 W. 2nd Street
$7 all day 
Enter on 2nd Street between Broadway and Spring   

Walt Disney Concert Hall Garage
$10 weeknights after 4:30 pm, weekends all day
Standard rates: $3.50 per 15 minutes, $20 maximum
Enter on 2nd Street between Grand and Hope, or on Lower Grand Avenue  

230 S. Hill Street
$10 all day 
Enter on Hill Street between 2nd and 3rd  

Broad Museum Garage 
$17 weeknights after 5 pm, weekends all-day
Standard rates: $5 per 15 minutes, $27 maximum
Enter on 2nd Street between Grand and Hope  

255 S. Grand Avenue 
$5.50 per 15 minutes, $30 maximum 
Enter on Grand Ave between 2nd and 3rd 

  • Consider public transportation. Colburn can be reached by multiple Metro lines within two blocks of campus. More than 30 bus lines also stop close to campus. Use the LA Metro Trip Planner for routes and schedules. 

See below for a map of nearby parking lots and public transit locations:





Thank you in advance for your cooperation. We are thrilled to welcome so many students to campus each week along with our faculty and staff, and we appreciate your understanding as we manage our busy campus.