Opening Night Parking

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Driving


Riding





Driving – My ticket has reserved parking

If you are driving and your ticket includes reserved parking, please check your hang tag to find your specific lot. See the maps below to plan your route. Please note: For information on Dawn at the Downs parking please visit our Dawn at the Downs page.

View examples of reserved parking passes

YELLOW LOT / TURQUOISE LOT / ORANGE LOT

I am a Turf Club Member, Horse Owner, and TSC Elite member AND I have a Reserved Frontside Parking Pass.

BLACK LOT

I am a Trainer and I have a VIP Parking Pass

WHITE LOT

Limos

Limos must have a designated limo pass to park in the Blue Lot. See the map to plan your route.

BLUE LOT



Driving – I don’t have a parking pass

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

  • Park for free at Cardinal Stadium. Shuttle service from the stadium lot to Churchill Downs will also be available during the following times:
      Opening Night (April 27): 4:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.(Guest lots open 4 PM- 12 AM)
  • 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.

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

Shuttle Service and Parking are only available in Lots A and B at Cardinal Stadium.  The is no parking or shuttle service in Lots C or D.

Taxi dedicated drop off and pickup locations.


Riding – Taxi

On Opening Night (April 28), taxis will have a designated pick up and drop off location at the Churchill Downs Autocourt adjacent to the Churchill Downs Red Lot, in front of the Barbaro statue.

Uber and Lyft dedicated drop off and pickup locations.

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

Attendees using a rideshare  (Uber or Lyft) service or being dropped off by family or friends on Opening Night (April 27th), Tuesday (April 30) or Wednesday (May 1) should plan to use the Derby Drive Drop-of location.  This location can be accessed from Queen Ave. and is located just outside the Clubhouse Gate

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, and should plan to drop-off/pick-up scooters at Jim Patterson Stadium.

TARC dedicated drop off and pickup locations.


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.

Opening Night and Tuesday and Wednesday Overall parking


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