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Labor Day Lift Off Parking Sponsored by Children’s Hospital Colorado 

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PARKING FOR 2023 IS CLOSED, PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES FOR 2024

Public Parking Lot Directions

-Follow these directions to avoid detours due to road closures-

  • From I-25 take exit 138 for Lake Avenue toward Circle Drive
  • Head east on S Circle Dr 
  • Continue on S Circle Dr for approximately 2.5 miles and turn left on Airport Rd 
  • Head west on Airport Dr, keeping left on Airport at the Printers Pkwy intersection
  • Continue west on Airport Dr and approach the checkpoint at the Eastlake Blvd intersection
  • After the checkpoint, proceed west to turn north on Union Blvd
  • Follow the signs to the Aquatics Lot
  • From I-25 take exit 139 for US-24 E
  • Head east on US-24E & take the Union Blvd exit 
  • Turn left (north) onto Union Blvd
  • Turn left (west) onto Fountain Blvd
  • Turn right (north) onto Hancock Ave
  • Turn right (east) onto Cimarron St to Prospect Lake Dr
  • Continue on Prospect Lake Dr until you reach traffic control personnel who will direct you to Parking the Beach House Lot
  • From I-25 take exit 142 for Bijou St
  • Head east on Bijou St and keep right to stay on Kiowa St
  • Turn right (south) onto Cascade Ave
  • Turn left (east) onto Colorado Ave & head east; Colorado Ave will become Pikes Peak Ave
  • Continue on Pikes Peak Ave in the right lane, turn right (south) on Hancock Ave and then left into the Rose Bowl Lot after approximately 100 yards
  • From I-25 take exit 139 for US-24 E
  • Head east on US-24E & take the Union Blvd exit 
  • Turn left (north) onto Union Blvd
  • Turn left (west) onto Prospect Lake Dr/Eastlake Blvd 
  • Continue on Prospect Lake Dr/Eastlake Blvd where traffic control personnel will direct you to Parking the Lake South Lot
  • From I-25 take exit 142 for Bijou St
  • Head east on Bijou St and keep right to stay on Kiowa St
  • Turn Left (north) onto N. Cascade Ave
  • Turn Right (east) onto E. Platte Ave.
  • Turn Right (south) onto Union Blvd.
  • Turn Left (East) onto Pikes Peak Ave; then merge right onto Printers Pkwy
  • Turn Right (West) onto S. Parkside Dr. and continue till you see the Vista Lot on your left
  • From I-25 take exit 143 for Uintah St
  • Head east on Uintah St to Union Blvd
  • Turn right (south) onto Union Blvd
  • Continue on Union Blvd. in the right lane to Pikes Peak Ave. where traffic control personnel will direct you to Handicap Parking & Tour Bus Parking inside Memorial Park

LDLO Tour Bus Pass- Parking for 2023 is closed. Please check back for updates for 2024.

PRICING – $300 per tour bus 

Companies or individuals who purchase the bus pass receive:

  • A reserved drop-off and pick-up location with direct access to the Balloon Launch Field – closer than any other Labor Day Lift Off parking lot.
  • All chartered buses have reserved parking along Union Blvd between Memorial Drive and S. Parkside Drive, approximately 100 yards from the drop-off/pick-up location and must remain parked there for the duration of the event. No exit and re-entry will be permitted due to traffic control restrictions.

Drop-off and Pick-up must occur between the following times:

Saturday, August 31
5:00am-10am (Morning Session 1)
3:30pm-10pm (Glow Session 1)

Sunday, September 1
5:00am-10am (Morning Session 2)
3:30pm-10pm (Glow Session 2)

Monday, September 2
5:00am-10am (Morning Session 3)

Road Closures

Traffic around Memorial Park will be impacted due to temporary road closures from 5:00-9:30 a.m. daily and 3:00-11:00 p.m. on Saturday & Sunday.

Please see below for additional details on the closures:

  • E. Pikes Peak Ave. between S. Hancock Ave. and N. Union Ave. (closed to all traffic)

  • N. Union Blvd. between E. Pikes Peak Ave. and Eastlake Rd. (closed to all traffic)

  • S. Hancock Ave. between E. Pikes Peak Ave. and E. Vermijo Ave. (closed to all traffic)

  • All streets and alleys running north to south between E. Kiowa St. and E. Pikes Peak Ave. from S. Hancock  Ave. to N. Union Blvd. (closed to thru traffic)

  • E. Cucharras St. and E. Vermijo Ave. between S. Cedar St. and S. Hancock Ave. (closed to thru traffic)

  • Interior Park Road: Farragut Ave. between Hancock Ave. and Pikes Peak Ave. (closed to thru traffic)

  • Interior Park Road: Sports Drive between Hancock Ave. and Farragut Ave. (closed to thru traffic)

  • Interior Park Road: Sports Drive between Hancock Ave. and Farragut Ave. (closed to thru traffic)

Labor Day Lift Off Parking Sponsored by Children’s Hospital Colorado 

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