Fall Meet Parking

How are you arriving?

Select your method below for more information:

Driving with Reserved Parking Pass
Driving Without Parking Pass
Valet Parking
Taxi
Uber/Lyft & General Dropoff
Hotel Shuttle
TARC


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 off of Kentucky Derby Drive. See the maps below to plan your route.

View Churchill Downs Parking Map

ADA Parking

Free ADA parking is available in our Black, Blue and Yellow lots. Reserved ADA parking is available in our White lot for those guests with appropriate hang tags.


Driving – I don’t have a parking pass

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

  • Guests may park in any of our free lots off of Kentucky Derby Drive which include Black, Green, Orange, Yellow and Turquois. Limited free parking is also available in our Blue lot. Guests may also choose to park and walk from our lot next to Wagner’s Pharmacy at the corner of 4 th Street and Central Avenue.
  • Park in one of the neighborhoods surrounding Churchill Downs, then walk to the track.

View Churchill Downs Parking Map

ADA Parking

Free ADA parking is available in our Black, Blue and Yellow lots. Reserved ADA parking is available in our White lot for those guests with appropriate hang tags.

Buses

Buses and oversized Vehicle Parking is available in the Pink lot.


Driving – Valet Parking

Beginning on Wednesday, November 7th, Churchill downs will resume its valet parking operations near the Clubhouse Gate.

Regular Race Days

Valet parking is available as an add-on to your ticket purchase on Ticketmaster.com. You can access all race day tickets here. Please present your valet confirmation upon arrival.

A limited number of valet spots will also be available for guests to purchase onsite. (Cash only-credit cards cannot be accepted at valet stands)

Premium Race Days

Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Saturday, November 24th and Sunday, November 25th

Valet parking must be purchased in advance for all premium race days. Valet service must be purchased with the online ticket order and cannot be purchased separately. You can access all race day tickets here.

Hours of Operation

Valet operations will begin 30 minutes prior to gates and will end 30 minutes after the last race.

Pricing

Regular Race Day: $10

Premium Race Day: $20 (Advanced purchase only)

Accessing Valet Drop Off

For valet service, please access the drop-off area by the Blue lot and Clubhouse Gate off of Queen Avenue. From Kentucky Derby Drive, please turn onto Queen Avenue between the Blue and Yellow parking lots – follow signs to Valet Parking. From Queen Avenue, cross Kentucky Derby Drive and follow signs to Valet Parking.


Riding – Taxi

Yellow Cab Service

Yellow Cab is the official cab partner of Churchill Downs and operates service out of the auto court next to the Executive Gate and Kentucky Derby Museum.

Other Taxi Companies

Taxi companies other than Yellow Cab Service may drop-off and pickup guests at the Guest Drop-Off location near the Blue lot off of Kentucky Derby Drive and Thornberry Avenue. Churchill Downs has provided numbered parking stalls for our rideshare providers. Please reference the applicable stall number when communicating with your guests. This lot provides easy accessibility to the Clubhouse Gate and Ticket Office. (Other Tax companies will not be permitted to drop-off or pickup guests at the Kentucky Derby Museum entrance or in front of the Paddock Gate)


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

Rideshare

Rideshare companies (Uber, Lyft) may drop-off and pickup guests at the Guest Drop-Off location near the Blue lot off of Kentucky Derby Drive and Thornberry Avenue. Churchill Downs has provided numbered parking stalls for our rideshare providers. Please reference the applicable stall number when communicating with your guests. This lot provides easy accessibility to the Clubhouse Gate and Ticket Office.(Rideshare companies will not be permitted to drop-off or pickup guests at the Kentucky Derby Museum entrance or in front of the Paddock Gate)

Guest Drop-Offs and Pickups
Churchill Downs Guests

Please use the designated Guest Drop-off location next to our Blue lot at Kentucky Derby Drive and Thornberry Avenue for any guests coming to the race track. This area is conveniently located around the corner from our Clubhouse Gate and Ticket Office.

Kentucky Derby Museum

Guests coming to the Museum may be dropped off and picked up at the Museum auto court next to the Barbaro statue. This is a temporary load zone – parking or waiting is not permitted.


Riding – Hotel Shuttle & Motor Coaches

Churchill Downs Guests

Hotel shuttles, buses and motor coaches may drop off guests at the designated Guest Drop-off location next to our Blue lot at Kentucky Derby Drive and Thornberry Avenue.This area is conveniently located around the corner from our Clubhouse Gate and Ticket Office. Oversized vehicle parking is available in our Pink lot off of Kentucky Derby Drive.

Kentucky Derby Museum

Please enter the auto court next to the Museum and Barbaro statue. A parking attendant will direct you to the closest drop-off point. Oversized vehicle parking is available in our Pink lot off of Kentucky Derby Drive. Please note – the auto court is a load zone. Parking or waiting for guests is prohibited.


Riding – TARC

TARC will be providing service to the Churchill Downs area and will have specified drop off and pick up locations. Please visit www.ridetarc.org for more information on routes.


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