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February 28, 2012

Spring Break Transportation Plan for Residents and Visitors
City Identifies Routes / Parking Options for HLS & R, Museum District and Hermann Park Attractions

Mayor Annise Parker has partnered with the Texas Medical Center (TMC), Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo (HLS&R), Houston Museum District, Hermann Park / Houston Zoo and METRO to create easy access to Houston's hottest spring break destinations - the rodeo, museums and zoo.

For 2012 Spring Break, Saturday, March 10 - Sunday, March 18, over 350,000 visitors are expected to join Houstonians in enjoying the many attractions Houston has to offer. Residents and visitors are urged to use suggested routes and parking plans, which will help provide a continuous flow of vehicles coming and going throughout the week.

See below for recommended driving directions and parking information. For regular updates visit www.houstontx.gov

Suggested Driving Directions

Traveling from TX-288 S to:

  • Museum District
    • Exit Southmore St / Calumet St / Binz St and take Southmore or Binz west
  • Hermann Park / Zoo
    • Exit N MacGregor Way / S MacGregor Way and take MacGregor / Braeswood west for parking in the TMC or take MacGregor west and Almeda north for parking in Midtown / Downtown
  • TMC
    • Exit Holcombe Blvd / Old Spanish Trail and take Holcombe west
  • HLS&R (Rodeo)
    • Exit Holcombe Blvd / Old Spanish Trail and take Old Spanish Trail west

Traveling from TX-288 N to:

  • HLS&R (Rodeo)
    • Exit Yellowstone Blvd and take Old Spanish Trail west
  • TMC
    • Exit Yellowstone Blvd and take Holcombe west
  • Hermann Park / Zoo
    • Exit N MacGregor Way / S MacGregor Way and take MacGregor / Braeswood west for parking in the TMC or take MacGregor west and Almeda north for parking in Midtown / Downtown
  • Museum District
    • Exit Binz St / Calumet St and take Binz west

Traveling from I-610 E to:

  • HLS&R (Rodeo)
    • Exit Yellowstone Blvd and take Old Spanish Trail west
    • Merge onto TX-288 N and Exit Yellowstone Blvd and take Old Spanish Trail west
  • TMC
    • Merge onto TX-288 N and Exit Yellowstone Blvd and take Holcombe west
  • Hermann Park / Zoo
    • Merge onto TX-288 N and Exit N MacGregor Way / S MacGregor Way and take MacGregor / Braeswood west for parking in the TMC or take MacGregor west and Almeda north for parking in Midtown / Downtown
  • Museum District
    • Merge onto TX-288 N and Exit Binz St / Calumet St and take Binz west

Traveling from I-610 W to:

  • HLS&R (Rodeo)
    • Exit 1B Fannin St or Exit 1C Kirby Drive and proceed north

Traveling from US-59 N to:

  •  Museum District
    • Exit Main St and proceed south
    • Merge onto TX-288 S and Exit Southmore St / Calumet St / Binz St and take Southmore or Binz west
  • Hermann Park / Zoo
    • Exit Richmond Ave / Downtown for parking in Midtown / Downtown
    • Merge onto TX-288 S and Exit N MacGregor Way / S MacGregor Way and take MacGregor / Braeswood west for parking in the TMC or take MacGregor west and Almeda north for parking in Midtown / Downtown
  • TMC
    • Merge onto TX-288 S and Exit Holcombe Blvd / Old Spanish Trail and take Holcombe west
  • HLS&R (Rodeo)
    • Merge onto TX-288 S and Exit Holcombe Blvd / Old Spanish Trail and taOld Spanish Trail west
    • Merge on TX-288 S and onto I-610 W and Exit 1B Fannin St or Exit 1C Kirby Drive and proceed north

Traveling from US-59 S to:

  •  Hermann Park / Zoo
    • Merge onto TX-288 S and Exit N MacGregor Way / S MacGregor Way and take MacGregor / Braeswood west for parking in the TMC or take MacGregor west and Almeda north for parking in Midtown / Downtown
  •  Museum District
    • Exit Fannin St and proceed south
    • Merge onto TX-288 S and Exit Southmore St / Calumet St / Binz St and take Southmore or Binz west
  • TMC
    • Merge onto TX-288 S and Exit Holcombe Blvd / Old Spanish Trail and take Holcombe west
  • HLS&R (Rodeo)
    • Merge onto TX-288 S and Exit Holcombe Blvd / Old Spanish Trail and take Old Spanish Trail west
    • Merge on TX-288 S and onto I-610 W and Exit 1B Fannin St or Exit 1C Kirby Drive and proceed north

Parking Options

  • Museum District
    • Park at member associations in their parking garages
    • Free and paid public parking in Midtown and Downtown - paid parking prices range from $3.50 to $20 daily.  From there, take METRORail to your destination
  • Hermann Park / Zoo
    • Free and paid public parking in Midtown and Downtown - paid parking prices range from $3.50 to $20 daily.  From there, take METRORail to your destination
    • Paid public parking in designated TMC parking lots - paid parking prices range from $6 to $12 daily.  From there, take METRORail or the complimentary METRO shuttle to your destination
  • TMC
    • Paid public parking in the TMC
  • HLS&R (Rodeo)
    • Ride the Rodeo Express or METRO Park & Ride - for more information visit www.rodeohouston.com
    • Paid public parking in one of the paid lots identified on the map - for more information visit www.rodeohouston.com

 



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