First Night: Directions, Maps and Parking

The following streets in and around the District will be closed on Wednesday, December 31: Grand from Lindell to Samuel Shepard; Olive St from 3653 Olive to Grand Blvd; Washington Blvd from 3648 Washington Blvd to 3524 Washington Blvd.

Driving Directions

From the west

Take Hwy 64/40 eastbound and use one of three exits:

Vandeventer exit: Take a right on to Vandeventer, proceed north to Olive or Washington, and turn right (east) to available street, lot or garage parking in Grand Center. See parking section below for more details.

Market exit: Merge left on to Market. At first light, make a left on to Compton (north) and proceed to available street, lot or garage parking. See Parking section below for more details.

Jefferson exit: Take left on to Jefferson, proceed north to Olive or Washington, and turn left (west) to available street, lot or garage parking in Grand Center. See Parking section below for more details.

Take Hwy 44 eastbound and use one of two exits:
Vandeventer Exit:
Take left on to Vandeventer (north), proceed north to Olive or Washington and turn right (east) to available street, lot or garage parking. See Parking section below for more details.

Jefferson Exit: Take left on to Jefferson (north), proceed north to Olive or Washington and turn left (west) to available street, lot or garage parking. See Parking section below for more details.

Take Hwy 70 westbound and use the Grand exit. Make a right (south) on to Grand.  Proceed south to Delmar Boulevard to enter the Grand Center district. Street, lot and garage parking are available. See Parking section below for more details.

From the east

Take Hwy 40 westbound and use the Forest Park Parkway/Grand exit. Merge to right, following Grand exit signs. Make a right on to Grand (north), cross Lindell Boulevard to enter the district. See Parking section below for more details.

Take Hwy 44 westbound and use one of two exits:

Vandeventer exit: Take right on to Vandeventer (north), proceed north to Olive or Washington and turn right (east) for available street, lot or garage parking. See Parking section below for more details.

Jefferson exit: Take right on to Jefferson (north), proceed north to Olive or Washington and turn left (west) for available street, lot or garage parking. See Parking section below for more details.

Take Hwy 70 eastbound and use the Grand exit. Take left on to Grand (south).  Proceed south to Delmar Boulevard to enter the Grand Center district.  Street, lot and garage parking are available. See Parking section (below) for more details.

MetroLink

Grand Center is proud to have a partnership with Metro Transit - St. Louis for First Night in Grand Center! Metro Transit will be providing a shuttle service from the Scott Avenue Transit Plaza (lower level) of the Grand MetroLink station to the First Night shuttle stop at the Scottish Rite Auditorium on Lindell west of Grand Boulevard. It will run every ten minutes from 7:00 pm with the last bus departing from First Night at 12:17 am. If you arrive before the shuttle service starts, then the #70 Grand Bus will drop you off at the First Night shuttle stop in Grand Center. Regular Metro tickets, passes, transfers and cash fares will be accepted. Validated Metro tickets or passes are required to ride the MetroLink. Please check Metro’s website for train schedules.

Parking Information

Surface Lots & Parking Garage
Grand Center has many secure parking lots conveniently located throughout the District. There is also a parking garage located on Olive, just west of Grand. Depending on the day of the week and District event schedule, parking lots may be self service or manned with an attendant. For First Night the Saint Louis University Garages at Grand & Laclede and Olive & Compton will also be open.

How to Access Parking
Since Grand Boulevard will be closed between Lindell and Delmar, to access parking use the following routes other than Grand:

      From the west: Use Spring Avenue to enter one of the parking lots/garage located on Olive, Washington or Grandel Square
      From the east: Use Compton or Theresa to enter one of the parking lots located on Olive, Washington or Samuel Shepard.

Parking Fees
Parking rates vary by location, operator and the schedule of events. Day rates are generally from $2.00 to $5.00, evening/event rates are generally from $8.00 to $10.00.

Street Parking
The Grand Center District is home to many on street parking meters. Meter fees ($0.75/hour) apply until 7:00 pm Monday to Saturday.

Basic District Map

Basic District Map

Built upon our basic district map, this version is updated according to what is current in September 2014.

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