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Where to Park

The Louisville Metro Police Department advises Thunder patrons to plan ahead when determining a parking strategy for Thunder Over Louisville. Park as far away as you can comfortably walk and plan on parking in areas that will get you headed in the direction of town you intend to go.

Follow the maps at www.louisvilleky.gov/metropolice when planning your parking location.

In downtown Louisville, there are more than 52,000 public parking, off-street spaces within a 10-block walk to the River. Depending on the location, the cost will be $10 to $20. Here's a list of some of the sites:

Muhammad Ali Center Garage 140 North Sixth Street
Riverfront Garage 141 North Sixth Street
Kentucky Center Garage 121 North Sixth Street
Sixth Street Garage 120 South Sixth Street
Eighth and Main Garage 120 Eighth Street
Galleria Garage 425 South Fifth Street
Seelbach Garage 523 South Fifth Street
Fifth Street Garage 630 South Fifth Street
Brown Garage 658 South Third Street
Louisville Garden Garage 6th & Cedar









QUESTION: Is on-street parking allowed downtown during Thunder Over Louisville?

ANSWER: On-street parking is prohibited downtown and on major routes during Thunder Over Louisville.  For a detailed listing of streets with prohibited parking, please visit the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) website. 

QUESTION: Where can I park an RV or oversized vehicle during Thunder Over Louisville?

ANSWER: Arrangements may be made in advance for RV and oversized vehicle parking by calling (502) 574-3817.
QUESTION: Is handicap parking available during Thunder Over Louisville?

ANSWER: Handicap parking is available at all open PARC facilities on a first-come/first-serve basis to individuals with proper identification.
QUESTION: Can I park and leave my vehicle the night before Thunder Over Louisville?

ANSWER: Patrons are prohibited from parking their vehicle and leaving it the night before Thunder Over Louisville.  Plenty of convenient parking is made available the day of the event.
QUESTION: Is tailgating allowed at PARC facilities?

ANSWER: Activities such as grilling, drinking alcohol, using illegal drugs or tailgating in any manner are not permitted on PARC premises.
QUESTION: If I am a monthly parker at a PARC facility, where can I park?

Monthly parkers at PARC facilities must plan on parking at their designated facility.  However, reserved and unreserved monthly parking spaces may be limited and occupied by other patrons in your facility.  Only after your facility has filled to capacity will your monthly access card be honored at another PARC facility.  A PARC employee will direct you to the next available facility; show your access card to the pre-collect attendant to gain access.  If you do not have your monthly access card, you will be required to pay the event rate to park.

For more information on garage and lot locations, contact the Parking Authority of River City (PARC) at (502) 587-PARK.

Riverside Parking: RV and camper parking $200.00 to $300. Call (502) 584-2459.


  • Entire event area at street level is accessible/no designated viewing areas.
  • Disabled parking in all area PARC garages and under the Clark/Memorial Bridge in Jeffersonville on first-come/first-served basis


Colgate Lot
The Clarks Landing Company -- the redeveloper of the Colgate plant -- is teaming up with Special Olympics Indiana - Clark County to provide Thunder Over Louisville parking near the Second Street Bridge in Clarksville.

The parking fee for cars, SUVs and trucks is $20 per vehicle spot. Motorcycles are $10 per vehicle spot. RV parking in the paved designated lot is $200 per spot for the weekend for advance reservation and $250 on Thunder day. A percentage of each fee will directly benefit the participants in Special Olympics Clark County. This year they have allocated space for Thunder Day for vendors.

All advance reservation inquiries can be directed to 502 963-3650 between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Reserved spaces are available for both cars and RVs. Parking spaces will also be available on Thunder Day on a first-come, first-served basis. Those spaces will fill up quickly.

RVs cannot arrive before 6 p.m. on April 20.

Due to heavy traffic and the difficulty of policing the passes, you may not come and go from the property after 1 p.m. If you leave the park after that time, you will not be allowed back in without paying even if you had a spot reserved. You may, of course, arrive at any time during the day.

The only entry into the property will be through South Clark Boulevard next to the Colgate Clock.

For more information, call 812-285-8500.

Contact the Clark/Floyd County Convention and Tourism Bureau more information (812) 282-6654.

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