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VA Palo Alto Health Care System


VAPAHCS Parking Updates

Phase 2 Construction Parking Impacts

Changes to Loop Road and Parking as of October 1, 2015:
(See Campus Conditions as of October 1 for more detail on items below.)

  • Back Valet Lot (aka H-1/Lot 100 East) will no longer have valet services. Parking attendants will direct vehicles into stalls in order to maximize the number of vehicles in the lot. When parking attendants are present, please follow their instructions.
  • Front Valet Lot (aka Lot 8) will remain a valet lot with no operational changes.
  • Campus parking checkpoints will be monitored by security guards under the supervision of Police Service from 6:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday excluding Federal Holidays.
  • Security guards will support Police Service and assist with safety requirements including traffic control, parking policy enforcement, and providing maps and directions to Veterans, visitors, and staff.
  • Off-site parking requirements remain in effect. Please continue to, "Save a space for a Veteran," on campus by parking in the Off-Site Lot based upon the registration tag of your vehicle.
PAD Campus Shuttle
  • A new on-site shuttle has begun operations from 6am to 6pm.
  • This ADA-compliant shuttle stops at major facilities and parking areas.
  • New VAPAHCS signage.
  • See map for shuttle stop locations.
Off-Site Parking Shuttle
  • The shuttle stops only at the bus shelters - one stop at off-site parking and one stop at PAD - to provide consistent ride times.
  • New VAPAHCS signage.

Parking Reminders

  • Lots 100 North and 100 South are reserved for patient and visitor parking.
  • Parking Structure 1 and the offsite lot are viable parking options.
  • Off-site shuttle hours have been extended from 10 pm to 1 am. Following is the expected shuttle schedule:
    Monday thru Friday (excluding holidays):
     From 6:00 am to 9:00 am – Shuttle runs every 10 minutes
     From 9:00 am to 2:00 pm – Shuttle runs every 15 minutes
     From 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm – Shuttle runs every 10 minutes
     From 6:00 pm to 1:00 am – Shuttle runs as needed. The shuttle waits at VA campus for riders.
  • Late Pickup at Valet Lots: Where staff have indicated a late pickup is needed for their vehicle (after 6:00 pm), valet service will re-park the vehicle in Lot 100 West after 3:30 pm. All other cars that have NOT indicated a late pickup will be left in the valet where they were dropped off. This new procedure ensures that when staff retrieve their vehicle, they have adequate room to open the door and enter their vehicle. Keys will still be available for pickup at Police dispatch with the vehicle location printed on the envelope.
  • Click map below for current parking conditions and directions to off-site parking.
    Palo Alto Campus Parking Map
  • Off-Site Parking Information

Parking Structure 1

The 600-stall parking structure provides free parking for all stakeholders, including patients, staff, and visitors, and continues to be available during Phase 2 construction. The structure is adjacent to buildings 4 and 101, and will be accessible via the South Loop Road.

Bol Park Bike Path Access Closure

Lot H1 is closed and the existing Bol Park bike path access has been closed off. A new access point is open adjacent to lot 6 via a small bridge. The gate is unlocked at 5 am and locked at 9:30 pm, 7 days a week.

Bike Path Relocation Map

View large map

For VA Staff

The on-site/off-site parking policy remains in effect.



Nick Rustia
Office of Facility Planning and Development
3801 Miranda Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304
650-493-5000 Ext. 63621