Plan ahead: Fair Saint Louis to impact campus parking July 3-5​​​

DUC garage, South 40 lots will be reserved for employees and students

The 34th annual Fair Saint Louis will be held Thursday through Saturday, July 3-5, in Forest Park. The event has been relocated from its usual site this year due to ongoing construction in the area around the Gateway Arch.

In the spirit of community partnership, and given the proximity of the park to campus, Washington University in St. Louis has agreed to sponsor Fair Saint Louis by providing access to several campus parking areas during the fair.

Beginning at 4 p.m. July 3, the university will allow Fair Saint Louis to manage parking for fair visitors at a number of campus lots.

Note: Vehicles that are parked in these lots prior to this time will be allowed to remain, but they will not be able to re-enter without paying applicable fair parking fees.

Large crowds are expected, and anyone who does not need to drive to campus is advised not to.

To minimize disruption and provide access to those who may need to drive to campus for university business during the fair, parking will be reserved for university employees and students in the following areas:

· Danforth University Center (DUC) parking garage
· South 40 parking lots and garages
· West Campus upper lot
· West side of North Campus parking lot
· All parking facilities serving the Washington University Medical Center (except Lot L)

University parking personnel will be stationed at the entrances to these locations, and anyone wishing to park will be required to show a valid Washington University parking permit, a university ID or other documentation to verify their purpose for parking on campus.

Other on-campus parking areas will be managed by Fair Saint Louis, which may charge a fee, with all proceeds benefiting Fair Saint Louis. The university will not profit from the revenue.

A comprehensive Fair Saint Louis transportation plan is available online here.

“We are pleased to support Fair Saint Louis and are thankful to the Washington University community for accommodating our participation in this important local tradition,” said Steve Hoffner, associate vice chancellor for operations. “We are working closely with fair organizers to ensure that the use of our parking areas will be as convenient as possible for fairgoers and neighborhood residents, as well as our employees and students.”

​​​For a full schedule of Fair Saint Louis events, visit​.