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Tips For Parking At The Saratoga Race Track

Car Parking Use these Saratoga Race Track parking tips to plan your day at the track.

Wondering about Saratoga Race Track parking? As you drive nearer and nearer to the Saratoga Race Track, you will see many parking signs all over the place as there are a variety of places to park near the track. Keep in mind, it's very difficult to find a good parking spot at the Saratoga Race Track unless you show up really, really early, so plan to walk a ways to the gate.

Tip 1: As a general rule, the closer to the track you get, the more you will pay for parking.

Tip 2: If you see a spot, grab it. The Saratoga Race Track is not the place to go hunting for a better spot.

Tip 3: Expect to spend a long time in traffic before reaching the track as traffic usually gets very congested.

Tip 4: Watch out for pedestrians, small children and pets when parking at the Race Track. If you have little ones, a stroller is a good idea.

Tip 5: You may want to wait until after your day at the track to wash the car because much of the parking available is on dirt lots, grass or gravel. The Preferred Parking near Oklahoma Track is the only asphalt lot.

Tip 6: The further away you are willing to park (and who doesn't love a nice walk from the car to the main gates) the easier it usually is to get back on the main roads when racing is done.

Saratoga Race Track Parking 2015

Saratoga Race Course Parking Map
  • General Parking: Off Union Ave in large lots (expect a long walk to the gate)
    FREE every day
  • Preferred Parking: Corner of East Avenue and Union
    $7 weekdays (M, W-F)
    $10 weekends (Sat/Sun)
    $15 on Traver's Day
  • Trackside Parking: Off Union Ave
    $12 weekdays (M, W-F)
    $15 weekends (Sat/Sun)
    $20 on Traver's Day
  • Lawn Parking: Many area residents will offer parking on their lawns for varying fees (sometimes your best bet)
  • Handicapped Parking: All NYRA lots have accessible parking spaces available. Designated parking is available for guests with disabilities. These spaces, including van-accessible spaces, are designated for vehicles displaying a current state-issued disability placard or license plate.

NEW FOR 2015: Valet Parking

NYRA is now offering limited Valet Service daily at the Clubhouse Gate off Nelson Ave. Valet Parking patrons enter through the Main Gate or the Ludlow Gate off Union Avenue and then proceed to Clubhouse Circle to have their car valet parked.
  • Valet Parking:
    $32 weekdays (M, W-F)
    $45 weekends (Sat/Sun)
    $50 on Traver's Day

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