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Directions & Parking

Driving Directions

The Palmer Events Center is located at 900 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704.

  • Take I-35 North.

    Exit Riverside Drive and go West (left).

    Travel West on Riverside Drive to South 1st Street, then:

    • To enter the parking garage from Barton Springs Road (South side entrance):
      • Turn South (left) on South 1st Street.
      • Turn West (right) on Barton Springs Road.
      • The Palmer entrance will be on your right side, just past the Palmer marquee.
    • To enter the parking garage from Riverside Drive (North side entrance):
      • Continue West on Riverside to the traffic circle and turn around to return in the eastbound lane.
      • The Palmer entrance is just past the Long Center on the right side.
  • Take I-35 South.

    Exit Riverside Drive and go West (right).

    Travel West on Riverside Drive to South 1st Street, then:

    • To enter the parking garage from Barton Springs Road (South side entrance):
      • Turn South (left) on South 1st Street.
      • Turn West (right) on Barton Springs Road.
      • The Palmer entrance will be on your right side, just past the Palmer marquee.
    • To enter the parking garage from Riverside Drive (North side entrance):
      • Continue West on Riverside to the traffic circle and turn around to return in the eastbound lane
      • The Palmer entrance is just past the Long Center on the right side
  • Take Mopac (Loop 1) North and exit Barton Spring Road.

    Travel East on Barton Springs Road to Lamar Blvd, then:

    • To enter the parking garage from Barton Springs Road (South side entrance):
      • Continue on Barton Springs Road past Dawson Road.
      • The Palmer entrance is on the left side, just before the Palmer marquee.
    • To enter the parking garage from Riverside Drive (North side entrance):
      • Turn North (left) on Lamar Blvd.
      • Turn East (right) on Riverside Drive.
      • The Palmer entrance is just past the Long Center on the right side.
  • Take MOPAC (Loop 1) South and exit W 1st Street/W Cesar Chavez Street.

    Follow Cesar Chavez to Guadalupe Street and veer right onto South 1st Street.

    Travel South on the South 1st Street Bridge across Lady Bird Lake to Riverside Drive, then:

    • To enter the parking garage from Barton Springs Road (South side entrance):
      • Continue South on South 1st Street to Barton Springs Road.
      • Turn West (right) on Barton Springs Road.
      • The Palmer entrance will be on your right side, just past the Palmer marquee.
    • To enter the parking garage from Riverside Drive (North side entrance):
      • Turn West (right) on Riverside Drive.
      • The Palmer entrance is just past the Long Center on the right side.
      • Continue West on Riverside to the traffic circle and turn around to return in the eastbound lane.
      • The Palmer entrance is just past the Long Center on the right side.

Interactive Map

Parking Garages

900 Barton Springs Rd

  • 4-story, 1,200-space garage next to the facility.
  • Parking is available at the Palmer Parking Garage.
  • Adjacent to the facility with entrances on Barton Springs Rd. and Riverside Dr.
  • Clearance Height: 7’2”

Rates

Event parking is $8 per vehicle, unless special event rates are posted.

Overflow Parking

The One Texas Center Parking Garage will be available for overflow parking during certain major events or when the Palmer Events Center Garage reaches capacity.

  • Public parking is allowed at the One Texas Center Garage after 6 p.m. on weekdays.

    • Cost for parking at the garage is $7.
    • It is located next to the Homestead Suites Hotel on the southeast corner of Barton Springs Rd and S. 1st St behind the One Texas Center.
    • Drivers can access the garage by Haywood Ave. (off of Riverside Dr.), the drive off of Barton Springs Rd., or the drive off of S. 1st St.

Motorcycle Parking

There is dedicated motorcycle and scooter parking within the Palmer Events Center Garage. (Please do not park motorized vehicles on any Palmer sidewalks or on bicycle racks.)

Bicycle Racks

Bicycle racks are located outside both the North and South entrances to the parking garage.

Accessibility

Mobility Impaired Parking is available in the Palmer Events Center Garage on all levels located near elevators. Vehicles with a specialty license plate with one of the following distinctions will receive complimentary parking:

  • Air Force Cross
  • Army Distinguished Service Cross
  • Disabled Veterans
  • Distinguished Service Cross
  • Legion of Merit Medal
  • Medal of Honor
  • Navy Cross
  • Pearl Harbor Survivors
  • Prisoners of War
  • Purple Heart