Kentucky Oaks & Derby Parking

How are you arriving?

Select your method below for more information:

Driving


Riding




Driving – My ticket has reserved parking

If you are driving and your ticket includes reserved parking, please check the color on your hang tag to find your specific lot. Reserved parking and shuttles to and from the track will be available at the Kentucky Exposition Center. See the maps below to plan your route. View examples of reserved parking passes

PARKING AT THE KENTUCKY EXPO CENTERYELLOW LOT | TURQUOISE LOT | PURPLE LOT | RED LOT | PINK LOT ORANGE LOT | MAROON LOT | LIME LOT | GREY LOT | BLUE LOT | GREEN LOT | BLACK LOT | BROWN LOT


Driving – I don’t have a parking pass

If you are driving and do NOT have reserved parking, you have two options:

  • Park at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium for $20 (per car, per day, $100 per RV, $150 per coach bus), then make the short walk to Churchill Downs.
  • Park in one of the neighborhoods surrounding Churchill Downs, then walk to the track. Pedestrians will only be permitted to cross Central Ave. at 3rd Street or 9th Street. No other crosswalks between these two streets will be available for pedestrian crossings due to shuttle bus traffic. Pedestrians may use the sidewalks along Central Ave. to access these designated crossings.

Please note that all parking onsite at Churchill Downs is reserved during Derby Week.

Pedestrian Walkway Derby Week



Riding – Taxi

On Thurby (May 3), Oaks (May 4) and Derby (May 5), taxis will have a designated pickup and drop off location next to Wagner’s Pharmacy (3113 S 4th St, Louisville, KY 40214), which is a short walk from the track.

Thurby Oaks & Derby Ride Share



Riding – Uber / Lyft / General Drop Off and Pick Up

New this year: Attendees using a ridesharing service or being dropped off by family or friends will not be able to access the Churchill Downs property and will need to be dropped off at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium (Bronze Lots F and G). 

Central Avenue will be closed between Crittenden Drive and Taylor Boulevard on Oaks and Derby. Please plan your route accordingly.

Thurby Oaks & Derby Ride Share



Riding – Hotel Shuttle

New this year: Hotel shuttles will drop off and pick up at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium (Bronze Lots F and G).

Central Avenue will be closed between Crittenden Drive and Taylor Boulevard on Oaks and Derby. Please plan your route accordingly.

Thurby Oaks & Derby Ride Share



Riding – TARC

TARC will be providing service to the Churchill Downs area throughout Derby Week and will have specified drop off and pick up locations. Please visit www.ridetarc.org for more information on routes.

Thurby Oaks and Derby Overall Parking


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