Thurby Parking 2022
Driving – My ticket has reserved parking
If you are driving and your ticket includes reserved parking, please check your ticket to find your specific lot. See the maps below to plan your route.
WHITE LOT (Near VIP Gate)
Buses must have a designated bus pass to park in the Pink Lot. See the map to plan your route.
Limos must have a designated limo pass to park in the Blue Lot. See the map to plan your route.
Cars and buses must have designated pre-purchased parking passes to park onsite.
Driving – I don’t have a parking pass
If you are driving and you do NOT have reserved parking, you have two options:
- Park at the Kentucky Exposition Center for free and ride a shuttle to Churchill Downs. (Please note: This option is only available on Opening Night and Champions Day through Thurby. On Oaks and Derby, only attendees WITH RESERVED PARKING PASSES will be able to access the KEC).
- 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 9th street
Riding – Cabs, Hotels Shuttles, Uber / Lyft Drop Off and Pick Up
On Thurby, Oaks and Derby, guests may utilize rideshare and taxi options with drop off/pickup at Cardinal Stadium Bronze Lot.
Central Avenue will be restricted between Crittenden Drive and Taylor Blvd. on Thurby. Please plan your route accordingly
Attendees utilizing motorized scooters 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. Ride safe
Riding – Guest Drop Off Locations
Attendees desiring to be dropped off at Churchill Downs may purchase a Derby Drive Drop-Off pass from the ticketing office. This location may be accessed from Queen Ave. and is located just outside the Clubhouse Gate. Pass holders will not be able to pick-up guests at the end of the day at this location. Passes may be purchased by calling the Churchill Downs ticket office at 502-636-4450
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.