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Derby Week Parking 2020

There will be no spectators for Derby Week 2020


Onsite Parking

All onsite parking at Churchill Downs is reserved throughout Derby Week.  Appropriate hang tags or mobile passes will be be required for entry into all lots.


Lot Times

Tuesday- Thursday lots open: 10AM

Oaks & Derby days lots open: 9AM


Rideshare, Hotel Shuttle and Taxi Service

On Thurby, Oaks and Derby, guests may utilize rideshare options at the Cardinal Stadium Bronze Lot.


Central Avenue Closures

Thursday, September 3rd – “Thurby” - Traffic will be restricted along Central Avenue from Floyd Street to Taylor, and Oakdale Avenue from Southern Parkway to Central Avenue starting at 10:00am.

Oaks and Derby – Traffic will be restricted along Central Avenue from Floyd Street to Taylor, and Oakdale Avenue from Southern Parkway to Central Ave starting at 8:00am.


Public Transportation

TARC will run on a modified schedule for Thurby, Oaks and Derby.  Please visit www.ridetarc.org for the latest route information


Guests Drop-Offs

No onsite guest drop-offs are permitted without a pre-purchased Derby Drive Drop-off Pass.  Guests with a pre-purchased pass can be dropped off at our Derby Drive Drop-off zone.  Passes are good for Drop-off only.

Guest Drop-off Zone hours:

Oaks: 9:00 a.m. – 30 minutes prior to the start of the Oaks Race

Derby: 9:00 a.m. – 30 minutes prior to the start of the Derby Race

If you wish to purchase a drop-off pass, each pass is $500 and can be purchased by contacting (502) 636-4450 for assistance while supplies last.


Neighborhood Parking

Parking may also be available in the neighborhoods surrounding Churchill Downs.  Please be advised Churchill Downs does not own all property or parking lots adjacent to the racetrack facility. Some private lot attendants may charge you to park, depending on the day.  Pedestrians parking north of Churchill Downs will be able to cross Central Ave. at 3rd, 6th and 9th streets.

For those guests requiring ADA-accessibility, the pedestrian crossings at 3rd Street and 9th Street are recommended.


Scooters

Attendees utilizing rental scooters as their mode of transportation will not be able to access the Churchill Downs property or any of the restricted roadways on the scooter.  Please utilize the scooter app for details about appropriate parking zones and restricted riding areas. Ride safely!



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