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Three free parking lots you might not know about in the Distillery District

A sign that says Free Public Parking in front of a big open empty parking lot in the Distillery District

The Distillery District is a short walk along the Town Branch Trail from these three parking lots. | Photo by LEXtoday

We’ve all been there. You’re excited to enjoy a lovely evening in the Distillery District, but find yourself circling and circling the parking lot, begging for a spot to open up.

Well, did you know that the city has provided three free parking lots near The Burl campus + Pepper Rickhouse to ease those parking woes?

  • LFUCG Regional Recycling Center, 360 Thompson Rd. | Located across from The Burl, public parking is available on the weekends from Friday at 5 p.m. through Sunday at 11 p.m.
  • Manchester Street | If you’re driving away from the Distillery District toward Old Frankfort Pike, you’ll find a small parking lot on the right, before the Granite Depot of Lexington.
  • South Forbes Road | From Manchester Street, take a right onto South Forbes. Right after the Town Branch Trail sign on the right, you’ll see a huge lot for cars and bikes.

Pro tip: Check out this handy map + wear some comfy shoes for a short walk along the Town Branch Trail from these three parking lots.