Great American Ball Park is located on the north bank of the Ohio River, just minutes from the Kentucky border. Reds parking is readily available in both downtown Cincinnati and northern Kentucky. This complete guide to Great American Ball Park parking will help you find the perfect spot for a stress-free trip to the stadium!
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There are numerous parking options in both east and west downtown Cincinnati. Parking for Reds games can be found for as low as $5 in this area on the weekends. Here are a few of the best options:
|Lot Name||Price Range||Distance to Gate||Walking Time|
|Central Riverfront Garage||$5 – $20||0.2 mi||4 mins|
|East Garage||$5 – $20||0.3 mi||8 mins|
|Scripps Center Garage||$10 – $30||0.2 mi||4 mins|
|690 E Pete Rose Way||$11||0.5 mi||11 mins|
|277 W. 5th St (weekends only)||$5||0.6 mi||13 mins|
|Fountain Square Garage||$6||0.4 mi||8 Mins|
Northern Kentucky Parking Options
Parking for events at Great American Ballpark is unique in that you can actually park in one state (Kentucky), and walk to another to attend a baseball game. Head south of the Ohio River for cheap rates, great views, and maybe even free street parking. Take a quick stroll over one of two bridges and you’ll find yourself right at the stadium! Here are a few of the best spots in both Newport and Covington in Kentucky.
Newport On The Levee – A shopping and entertainment mall that offers just $5 parking. Located right next to the Ohio River and roughly a 20-minute walk to the ballpark.
Columbia & 3rd Street – This surface lot also only charges $5 but is a bit further away from the Taylor Southgate Bridge.
Southbank Shuttle – Looking for a deal on parking, but not interested a long walk? The Southbank shuttle has several stops in both Newport and Covington, only charges $1 per ride, and offers service every 15-minutes. Click here for a map of the shuttle’s route.
Street Parking – Savvy drivers headed to GABP looking to save a few dollars can find cheap or free street parking on 5th St in Newport. Pay attention to street signs to make certain your vehicle will not be ticketed or towed. A quick lap around the Covington neighborhood should also reward you with an available spot.
131 Madison Ave. – Located in Covington, this open surface lot charges roughly $10 for event parking. Not a bad option if you have plans in Covington before or after the game.
Covington Parking – View the city of Covington’s website for a complete breakdown of parking in Covington.
Tailgating is not allowed before Cincinnati Reds games, but check out the open air bars along The Banks. There’s plenty of pre-game excitement and fun to be had!
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Queen City Metro
Queen City Metro provides transportation throughout Hamilton County and downtown Cincinnati. Contact (513) 621-4455 for schedules and routes.
The Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky (TANK) provides bus service to and from Northern Kentucky. Check out their website for schedules and prices.
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Great American Ball Park features a handicap drop-off zone adjacent to the field. Vehicles must display a valid handicap tag or license plate to be permitted to access the drop-off zone.
You can also purchase handicap parking spaces in advance at (513) 765-7400.
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Click “Directions” in the top left of the map for the quickest route to Great American Ballpark.
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Official Great American Ball Park Parking Page > The official directions and parking page for the Cincinnati Reds of MLB.com offers some of the same information available in our guide.
SpotHero > Compare parking options near the stadium and book a space ahead of time with this online parking reservation platform
SP+ Parking > – A national parking company that operates many garages in downtown Cincinnati. Visit their website for detailed information on their parking offerings.
CincinnatiUSA.com > – Insider parking tips from a local Cincy organization.
Great American Ball Park Yelp Page > Check out with other Reds fans have to say about parking and the surrounding area near Great American Ball Park Stadium.
Great American Ball Park A – Z Guide > MLB.com’s A to Z Guide answers questions about any topic you can think of for the Reds game day.
Parkopedia Great American Ball Park > The Great American Ball Park Parkopedia page is your encyclopedia for all things parking. Useful maps and prices are available here.
Ballpark Savvy > Check out this great website with helpful tips about where to park, eat, and get cheap tickets for Cincinnati Reds games!