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Pay-to-Park Garages

 
LBJSC and Edward Gary Street
 
Pay-to-Park Garages

Hours of Operation: 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week
 
Rates*
0 min - 1 hr
$3.00
1 hr - 2 hrs
$6.00
2 hrs - 3 hrs
$8.00
3 hrs - 4 hrs
$10.00
4 hrs- 5 hrs
$12.00
5 hrs- 6 hrs
$14.00
                                    *Must exit the garage within 15 mins of payment
 
Contact Information
Office Hours:  Mon - Fri 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
LBJSC Office: (512) 245-7994
Edward Gary Street Office: (512) 245-5008
Special Event Contact: (512) 245-7992 or LBJSC-Garage@txstate.edu
 
FAQ
 
Can arrangements be made for special event or large group parking?
Yes, but there is no free parking in the pay garages with the following exceptions:  
  • Board of Regents Meetings
  • Bobcat Days
  • Residence Hall Move In
  • Pick It Up, Pass It On
  • Visitors to the Welcome Center
  • Voting Poll Worker

Special rates may apply for other University sponsored events.  For more information please contact the garage manager at least one week prior to your event at (512)245-7992 or LBJSC-Garage@txstate.edu for both garages.

Are the Garages open to public use?
Yes, the public may use the garages for any reason. Local businesses may wish to contact the garage manager for information on validating parking in the Edward Gary Street Garage for patrons and customers.
Where are the garages located?
            LBJSC Garage - located on the corner of Student Center Drive and Gaillardia Street
Edward Gary Street Garage - located on the corner of University Drive and Edward Gary Street.
Does my Parking Permit allow me to park in the pay-to-park garages?
Except for a Green Residential E Permit, which allows parking on the top three levels of the Edward Gary Garage, both facilities are pay-to-park even with a permit.
 When do I pay?
Please pay before returning to your vehicle and exiting.
 Where can I pay?
LBJ Garage - The pay area is located on the first floor between the elevator and stairwell near the LBJ Student Center. You can either pay at one of the five pay stations or at the pay booth if a cashier is on duty.
 
Edward Gary Street Garage - There are two pay areas in Edward Gary Street.   A Cash/Credit pay station is located in the elevator lobby on the first floor. 2 Credit only pay stations are located at the top of the ramp on the first floor. There is no cashier on duty at Edward Gary. 
Do the garages accept credit cards?
The garages accept bills no larger than $20, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and PayPal cards. No checks please.
Can I leave and come back with the same ticket?
Once you exit the garage, you must pull another ticket at the entrance and the rates start over.
What do I do if I lose my ticket?
All lost tickets are $14, NO EXCEPTIONS.
What do I do with my discount ticket?
All discount tickets must first be processed by one of the pay stations before exiting the garage. Instructions are on the pay machines.
Where are the garage offices located?
LBJ Garage - The office is located on the 2nd floor of the LBJ Student Center between Wells Fargo and Freshens in room 2-6.1
EGS Garage - The office is located on the 1st floor of the parking garage next to the entrance.

 


Directions

LBJ Student Center Garage

Directions from IH 35 to the LBJ Student Center Garage and Visitor Center

From IH 35 in San Marcos Texas:

  • Take exit 206-Aquarena Springs Drive/Loop 82
    • If exiting IH 35 from the south / San Antonio, turn left onto Aquarena Springs Drive
    • If exiting IH 35 from the north / Austin, turn right onto Aquarena Springs Drive
  • Proceed on Aquarena Springs Drive ~1.5 miles to Sessom Drive
    • You will cross over railroad tracks
    • Pass Bobcat Stadium
    • Cross over the San Marcos River
    • Sessom Drive is located immediately passed the San Marcos River
  • Turn Right onto Sessom Drive and proceed ~1 mile (up the hill) to Comanche Street
  • Turn left onto Comanche Street and go one block to Student Center Drive
  • Turn left onto Student Center Drive and go one block to Gaillardia Street
  • Turn right onto Gaillardia Street and take the second entrance into the LBJ Parking Garage
    • The Texas State Visitors Center is the first office on the right inside the LBJ Student Center
    • Parking rates apply

Edward Gary Street Garage

Directions from IH 35 to the Edward Gary Street Garage and Visitor Center

From IH 35 in San Marcos Texas:

  • Take exit 206-Aquarena Springs Drive/Loop 82
    • If exiting IH 35 from the south / San Antonio, turn left onto Aquarena Springs Drive
    • If exiting IH 35 from the north / Austin, turn right onto Aquarena Springs Drive
  • Proceed on Aquarena Springs Drive ~2 miles to University Drive
    • You will cross over railroad tracks
    • Pass Bobcat Stadium
    • Cross over the San Marcos River
    • Sessom Drive is located immediately passed the San Marcos River
  • Proceed straight through the intersection with Sessom. You are now on University Drive.
  • Follow University Drive as it bears to the right.
    • You will see the Theatre Center on your right (a red circular building).
  • Turn right onto Edward Gary and take the entrance on your left into the Edward Gary Street Garage
    • Parking rates apply