Parking and Driving Directions

Close-in parking at Zilker Park / Trail of Lights is available only with a pre-paid parking pass. There are a limited number available each night and all parking must be purchased in advance, online. Purchase parking for $15 per vehicle (plus service charges). Parking will not be sold onsite. Parking lots open at 5:30pm nightly. Display printed parking pass on your dashboard.

NOTE: Parking is prohibited in surrounding neighborhoods. Please respect the residents of the Zilker Park area and Rollingwood. Public safety personnel will enforce parking regulations.

With a prepaid parking pass, you will be able to access our event parking with your pass anytime between 5:30pm and when the event concludes at 10pm. Please follow the driving directions indicated on your parking pass as street closures will be in effect. Present your pass to parking/traffic attendants upon arrival, and then follow their guidance from there to access the actual lot. Please display your parking pass on our dashboard once parked. One parking pass per vehicle.

Please leave plenty of time to arrive at Zilker Park. This is a very popular event in the center of the city; expect traffic delays approaching Zilker Park.

Purchase Parking Passes!

Please leave plenty of time to arrive at Zilker Park. This is a very popular event in the center of the city and you should still expect traffic delays approaching Zilker Park.

From the north :

  • Travel south on Mopac to the Barton Skyway exit
  • Turn left onto Barton Skyway and then left onto the Mopac frontage road
  • Continue on the MOPAC frontage road towards Bee Caves Road
  • Head straight through the light at Bee Caves Road and look for parking personnel to direct you to the parking lot

From the south:

  • Travel north on Mopac to the Barton Skyway exit
  • Continue on the MOPAC frontage road towards Bee Caves Road
  • Head straight through the light at Bee Caves Road and look for parking personnel to direct you to the parking lot

From downtown Austin:

  • Take West 5th or Cesar Chavez to MOPAC
  • Enter MOPAC southbound
  • Travel south on Mopac to the Barton Skyway exit
  • Turn left onto Barton Skyway and then left onto the Mopac frontage road
  • Continue on the MOPAC frontage road towards Bee Caves Road
  • Head straight through the light at Bee Caves Road and look for parking personnel to direct you to the parking lot

From east or west:

  • Identify the easiest route to MOPAC from your location and take the directions above based on whether you are south or north of Zilker Park