Kentucky Oaks & Derby Parking
How are you arriving?
Select your method below for more information:
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
Driving – I don’t have a parking pass
If you are driving and do NOT have reserved parking, you have two options:
- Park at Cardinal Stadium, then make the short walk to Churchill Downs.
- Park in one of the neighborhoods surrounding Churchill Downs, then walk to the track.
- 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 crossing at 3rd Street and 9th Street are recommended.
Please note that all parking onsite at Churchill Downs is reserved during Derby Week.
Riding – Taxi
On Oaks (May 3) and Derby (May 4), 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.
Riding – Uber / Lyft / General Drop Off and Pick Up
Attendees utilizing rideshare transportation will not be able to access the Churchill Downs property and should be dropped off at Cardinal Stadium (Lot T)
Central Avenue will be closed between Floyd Street and Taylor Boulevard on Oaks and Derby. The road will close at 7 a.m. daily and will reopen in the evening after a majority of guests have left Churchill Downs.
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.