Getting to Mears Park

TAKE THE TRAIN! THE GREEN LINE LIGHT RAIL:

The Union Depot Station is in the center of the Jazz Festival. FREE PASSES are available for Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Check specific times on your downloaded pass.  The Central Station is one block from the Securian Kellogg Park Stage.  Just walk south towards the Mississippi River.

Where to Park:

There are several lots on Kellogg Blvd just east of Broadway.   Other parking options:

  • 6th & Wall Street
  • Lowertown Parking Ramp   316 Jackson St, St Paul, MN 55102
  • Cray Plaza (5th St between Jackson & Sibley)
  • 400 N Jackson St Ramp
  • Union Depot (on Kellogg Blvd)

For more parking options please click here.

There is also plenty of street parking. Be sure to double-check your meter; they are enforced Monday-Saturday, 8am-10:00pm.

NOTE: Wacouta between 7th and Kellogg as well as 6th Street between Wacouta and Sibley Streets is a performance area and will be BLOCKED during the Festival. PLEASE USE ALTERNATE ROUTES.

Free State Capitol Parking: (Park and Ride)

14th Street Ramp – 135 14th St. (14th St Ramp just off Robert Street).    RAMP HOURS –  Thursday June 22nd & Friday June 23th 5PM to Midnight and Saturday June 24th Noon to Midnight.  Do not park earlier or later as you might get ticketed and towed.

The Robert Street Station (Green Line) is only a few hundred feet away from this ramp.  Be sure to print out the free metro pass below.

Lots K, J and H are located on 12th Street just east of Cedar.  The 10th Street Station is located 2 blocks away (10th and Cedar across the bridge over the highway). Be sure to print out the free metro pass below.

Ramp F  On Rice Street across from Sears. The Capitol/Rice Street Station is located 3 blocks away on University Ave and Rice Street.

* Download a free Metro Transit pass and jump on the light rail from these free State Capitol parking lots.
** Parking in other lots or outside of these specific times can result in a ticket or a tow, so please only use these specific lots during these specific times.

FREE Bus / Light Rail Passes

Download Each Day:


 

Directions

Southbound on I-35E:

Take Exit 107A on the left for Wacouta St/10th St, stay to your left, follow signs for Wacouta St. Head 4 blocks south to E 6th St, turn right. You’re at the park.

Northbound on I-35E:

Merge onto I-94E, take Exit 242C for 7th St. Merge onto Wall St, go 1 block south to E 6th St, turn right. 1 block to park.

Westbound on I-94:

Take Exit 242D on the left for 6th St. 3 blocks to park.

Eastbound on I-94:

Take Exit 242C for 7th St. Merge onto Wall St, go 1 block south to E 6th St, turn right. 1 block to park.

HWY 52:

Take HWY 52 north until it ends. Turn left at E 7th St, go approximately 3 blocks to Wall St, turn left, head 1 block south to E 6th St and take a right. 1 block to park.