Opening Night 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 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.
I am a Trainer and I have a VIP Parking Pass
Limos must have a designated limo pass to park in the Blue Lot. See the map to plan your route.
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 Kentucky Expo Center (KEC). Shuttle service from the KEC lot to Churchill Downs will be available during the following times:
Opening Night (April 25th): 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 J and H at KEC. The is no parking or shuttle service in Lots C or D.
Riding – Cabs / Uber / Lyft / General Drop Off and Pick Up
Attendees taking a cab or using rideshare (Uber or Lyft) service or being dropped off by family or friends on Opening Night (April 25th), Tuesday (April 28th) or Wednesday (May 29th) 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
Motorized Scooters (LIME, Bird)
Attendees utilizing motorized scooter 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 the Brown Lot by Wagner's Pharmacy.
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.