Parking Information

Vehicles parked illegally on the side streets surrounding the Lilac Festival and Highland Park will be ticketed and/or towed

Please review the Highland Park Lilac Festival Traffic Control Plan below. Changes to traffic patterns and road closures may affect your route

Public Parking

Close-in parking is available every day at three locations. If using web based driving directions or GPS, please enter one of the following Public Parking Lot coordinates in your destination field.

Lot 1       Adjacent to 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620. Enter from Elmwood Avenue  
Lot 2 Adjacent to 1440 South Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620. Enter from South Avenue
Lot 3 Located at 485 Highland Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620. Enter on Goodman Street, between Highland and Elmwood Avenues





Parking Rates

Enter before 3:00pm and Park Free on Friday, May 8th (Opening Day)

Enter before 3:00pm and Park Free on Weekdays, Monday, May 11th through Friday, May 15th

All Other Times: $5.00 per car

Weekend Shuttle Service - Free Parking

Park free at Monroe Community College, 1000 E Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14623

Shuttle Service to and from the Festival site operates continuously from 10:30am through 9:00pm each Saturday and Sunday with pick up and drop off at the corner of South Avenue and Highland Avenue near the entrance to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Adult round trip shuttle cost is $1.00, children six and under ride free. Handicapped accessible busses are available

Parade Day Extended Shuttle Hours

On Saturday, May 9, 2014 shuttle service will operate continuously from 8:30am through 9:00pm

People with Disabilities

People with disabilities who have a wheelchair hang tag should use Public Parking Lot 2 and enter from South Avenue

Bus & Motor Coach Parking

Motor coaches and other group tour vehicles must stop at the bus and motor coach check-in booth at the corner of Highland and South Avenues before discharging their passengers. Bus Drivers will be directed to a drop off point close to the purple cross walk. Once passengers have been discharged, vehicles will be directed to free parking

Highland Park Lilac Festival Traffic Control Plan

Changes apply from May 9 - May 18, 2015

Traffic Pattern Changes

  • Highland Avenue is one-way Eastbound from Goodman Street to South Avenue 
  • Pinetum Drive, One way Westbound, from South Goodman Street to Doctors Drive 
  • Reservoir Avenue, One way Westbound, from Pinetum Drive/ Doctors Drive to Mt. Hope Avenue
  • Doctors Drive Closed to Through Traffic
  • Robinson Drive, One Way Eastbound, from Mt. Hope Avenue to South Avenue 

Road Closures

The following roads will be Closed (Local Traffic Only)

  • Meadowbrook Road between Elmwood Avenue and Highland Avenue
  • Azalea Road between Elmwood Avenue and Highland Avenue
  • Laney Road between Elmwood Avenue and Highland Avenue 
  • Gregory Hill Road between Meigs Street and South Goodman Street
  • Furman Cres between Highland Aveune and Mt Hope Avenue
  • Pavilion Street between South Avenue to West Dead End
  • Linden Street between Mt Hope Avenue to South Avenue

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