City to Close Parking Lot at Clark and State for the weekend

City to Close Parking Lot at Clark and State

On Friday, July 23, 2021, motor vehicles will not be allowed entry into the City parking lot at Clark & State after 4:00 p.m. The lot will reopen to permit holders at 7:00 a.m. Monday, July 26, Downtown visitors who need more flexible parking arrangements are encouraged to use the City’s Hill Street Parking Deck located at 123 W. Hill Street.

The City also reminds Downtown visitors of the lawful use of City-owned parking lots as outlined in Section 33-73(c) of the Champaign City Code, as well as City Ordinances related to open containers of alcohol:

  • While in a City-owned parking lot, individuals cannot engage in any activity not directly associated with the parking of or retrieval of vehicles, including but not limited to the consumption of alcohol, gambling, or the sale of merchandise or services.
  • Individuals cannot transport, carry, or possess alcoholic liquor within the driver or passenger area of any motor vehicle unless it remains sealed in its original packaging.
  • Individuals cannot carry open containers of alcoholic liquor out of any establishment licensed to sell alcohol.
  • Activities such as standing in the roadway, loitering on sidewalks, carrying open containers of alcohol, and consuming alcohol in parking lots or public roadways are violations of City Ordinances and can result in a City citation with a minimum fine of $205 per violation.


To review the full text of all City of Champaign Ordinances, please visit the City’s website at