Cincinnati USA Riverfront Map
Cincinnati USA Riverfront Map

Newport on the Levee
Newport on the Levee

South of the Ohio River

Covington & Newport in Northern Kentucky offer convenient and affordable (some free) parking options. You’ll be close enough to enjoy a walk across one of the scenic bridges or hop on the Southbank Shuttle for a quick ride across the river. Read on to learn more.

Covington

Parking meters are free on weekdays from 5:00pm to 8:00am the following morning and all day on weekends. Find a meter near the Roebling Suspension Bridge. Then take a short walk across the bridge to the ballpark. You can also park for free at the Park & Ride location below the Clay Wade Bailey Bridge (access the lot via Pete Rose Pier just next to the Courtyard hotel at 500 W. 3rd St). Then take the Southbank Shuttle across the river. Paid parking garages are available near 2nd & Madison Streets and are convenient to the bridge and shuttle stops.

There are many dining options in nearby Mainstrasse Village (6th & Main), Roebling Point (Park Place & Greenup) and Rivercenter entertainment district (2nd & Madison) for pre- or post-game dining and fun.

Newport

Parking at Newport on the Levee is $5. Walk across the Taylor Southgate Bridge or catch the Southbank Shuttle from the Levee. Newport on the Levee and Riverboat Row offer several restaurant options for dinner or a drink. 

Southbank Shuttle
Southbank Shuttle
Southbank Shuttle - A convenient, popular way to get across the river before and after Reds games and costs $1 per ride (must have exact change) and runs every 15 minutes. If you’re staying in a hotel near the riverfront, check with guest services about the best place to catch the shuttle. Click to view the route map.

From Newport – The shuttle stops in front of Newport on the Levee along Third St. and drops off at Broadway & Pete Rose Way in downtown Cincinnati.

From Covington – The shuttle stops on near most hotels, near Mainstrasse, at 2nd & Madison, and at Greenup & 3rd. The shuttle will drop off passengers next to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center on Rosa Parks St.

In order to provide faster, more frequent service during game days, trolley service may be supplemented by large buses, which travel a different route to the destination beginning 2 hours before the start of the game.

 

Sawyer Point, Serpentine Wall (photo: Adam Birkan)
Sawyer Point, Serpentine Wall (photo: Adam Birkan)

Downtown Cincinnati

East of the ballpark - Surface lots are located at Sawyer Point and just across the street along Eggleston Ave. From here, stroll west through Sawyer Point, enjoy watching the river flow by from the Serpentine Wall and visit the National Steamboat Monument just outside the ballpark.

North and West of the ballpark - Garages and surface lots located throughout downtown offer convenient parking within several blocks of the ballpark. Prepaid parking is available adjacent to ballpark. 

Cincinnati Bell Connector
Cincinnati Bell Connector

Cincinnati Bell Connector - Come early and enjoy dinner or a drink then take Cincinnati's streetcar to the ballpark. The route loops from downtown at The Banks to the just north of Findlay Market in Over-the-Rhine and back making it simple to park almost anywhere throughout downtown and ride to the ballpark. Tickets are $1 for 2 hours or $2 for an all day pass and can be purchased via the Transit app or from kiosks at all streetcar stations. Click to view the route map.

There are multiple parking options along the route including surface lots, garages and meters. Parking in Over-the-Rhine can be found below Washington Park and surrounding streets plus there are some lots and garages on Vine Street between Central Parkway and 14th Street.