ADA Parking

Accommodations are available for individuals with disabilities. Depending on which day you’re coming to Churchill Downs, parking and drop off locations will vary.

Opening Night, Tuesday & Wednesday

ADA Parking- My ticket includes reserved parking 

All parking onsite at Churchill Downs is reserved this year. Reserved ADA parking spaces are available within each lot. To access the reserved ADA parking spaces on the Churchill Downs property, guests must have the parking lot permit to access the specific lot AND a state-issued ADA parking placard or license plate.


ADA Parking- I don't have a reserved parking pass

Guests with a state-issued ADA parking placard or license plate but WITHOUT a reserved parking pass may park in a reserved area at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium near the bus shuttle pick up point. Guests will then ride an ADA equipped shuttle to and from Churchill Downs. Signs and staff will direct you to the correct location.


ADA Parking- Taxis & Drop Off

ADA equipped taxis and vehicles with state-issued ADA parking placards or license plates may drop off and pick up guests at the Autocourt located next to the Kentucky Derby Museum near the Paddock Gate.


Thurby

ADA Parking- My ticket includes reserved parking  

All parking onsite at Churchill Downs is reserved this year. Reserved ADA parking spaces are available within each lot. To access the reserved ADA parking spaces on the Churchill Downs property, guests must have the parking lot permit to access the specific lot AND a state-issued ADA parking placard or license plate.

ADA Parking- I don't have a reserved parking pass

Guests with a state-issued ADA parking placard or license plate but WITHOUT a reserved parking pass may park in a reserved area at the Kentucky Exposition Center (“KEC”). Guests entering the lot via KEC Gate 1 will park in Lot D. Guests entering Gates 2, 4, and 6 will park in Lot N. Guests will then ride an ADA equipped shuttle to and from Churchill Downs. Signs and staff will direct you to the correct location.


ADA Parking- Taxis & Drop Off

ADA equipped taxis and vehicles with state-issued ADA parking placards or license plates may drop off and pick up guests at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Lot D or Lot N.  Guests will then ride an ADA equipped shuttle to and from Churchill Downs. Signs and staff will direct you to the correct location.


Kentucky Oaks and Derby Day

ADA Parking- My ticket includes reserved parking 

All parking onsite at Churchill Downs is reserved this year. Reserved ADA parking spaces are available within each lot. To access the reserved ADA parking spaces on the Churchill Downs property, guests must have the parking lot permit to access the specific lot AND a state-issued ADA parking placard or license plate.


ADA Parking- I don't have a reserved parking pass

Guests whose tickets do not include reserved parking may call the Churchill Downs ticketing office at 502.636.4400 to purchase a parking pass for $50 per day to access the Kentucky Exposition Center lots on Oaks (May 4) and Derby (May 5). Guests will need an official pass to access this parking area.


Guests with a state-issued ADA parking placard or license plate AND a parking pass may park in a reserved area at the Kentucky Exposition Center (“KEC”). Guests entering the lot via KEC Gate 1 will park in Lot D. Guests entering Gates 2, 4, and 6 will park in Lot N. Guests will then ride an ADA equipped shuttle to and from Churchill Downs. Signs and staff will direct you to the correct location.


ADA Parking- Taxis & Drop Off

  • ADA equipped taxis will drop off and pick up guests at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Lot D or Lot N.  Guests will then ride an ADA equipped shuttle to and from Churchill Downs.  Signs and staff will direct you to the correct location.  
  • Guests wishing to drop off in private vehicles whose tickets do not include reserved parking may call the Churchill Downs ticketing office at 502.636.4400 to purchase a parking pass for $50 per day to access the Kentucky Exposition Center lots on Oaks (May 4) and Derby (May 5).  Guests will need an official pass to drop off in this parking area.

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