Kentucky Oaks & Derby Parking

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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.

Pedestrian Walkway 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.

Thurby Oaks & Derby Ride Share

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.

Lime Scooters

Attendees utilizing Lime 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 Lime app for details about appropriate parking zones and restricted riding areas. Ride safe!

Thurby Oaks & Derby Ride Share  

Riding – Hotel Shuttle

Sandollar Limosine will be providing Hotel Shuttles from select hotel locations. Drop-off/Pick-up location is located at Jim Patterson Stadium at 3rd Street and Central Blvd. 

View the Hotel Shuttle Schedule

Thurby Oaks and Derby Overall Parking

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 for more information on routes.

Thurby Oaks and Derby Overall Parking

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