Rendering of completed Tropicana Parking Garage

The future Tropicana Parking Garage

Dec. 12, 2021


UNLV is expanding the Tropicana Parking Garage into what is currently the Red Lot. There is enough concrete going into the construction of the new garage to build 43-miles of sidewalk. 

The expansion will increase the garage’s capacity by approximately 758 spaces, ultimately improving traffic flow and addressing the need for additional on-campus parking. The new garage will have WiFi, 260 new lights, a tracking system for the number of open spaces, and a glass-backed elevator.

This webpage will be updated regularly with construction updates.

Tropicana Parking Garage will remain open during construction. There may be occasional disruptions to traffic, the existing garage, Dayton Hall, and the Student Recreation and Wellness Center (SRWC). 

Any disruptions will be communicated beforehand to impacted students, faculty, and staff. Deliveries to the Rec Center will remain open as well as Republic waste management services.

Construction will take place as follows:

  • Project timeline: September 2021 - August 2022
  • Working hours: 
    • Monday - Friday, approximately 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 
    • Work hours may vary depending on the weather and season
  • Lot closure: Red Lot

There should be limited disruptions during working hours. The access road on the east side of the construction site will be closed to pedestrian traffic for the duration of construction.

Alternate parking is available at the following locations:

If you have any questions regarding existing parking spaces, please contact Parking & Transportation Services at 702-895-1300. If you have any questions regarding construction, please contact Planning & Construction at 702-895-2500