Directions and Maps
The police close Kelly Drive. Follow the signs for remote parking, (fee required). From the remote parking lots look for the shuttle bus to the racecourse. Buses run throughout the day.
Due to limited parking on Kelly Drive, overflow pass parking, will be available at the Mt Pleasant parking area in Fairmount Park. Shuttle Bus service is available from this area and it is a short walk down Fountain Green Drive to Rower's Village.
Parking on the grass along Kelly Drive is prohibited by the City of Philadelphia. This rule is strictly enforced and violators will be ticketed or towed at owner's expense.
Parking is difficult on Kelly Drive and there are no reserved parking spaces for Handicapped motorists. However, vehicles with license plates indicating that the driver is handicapped or carrying a state Handicapped tag hanging from the rear view mirror, may pass through police barricades by showing these credentials. Once on the drive, however, it's first come-first served.
Dad Vail Regatta
From Center City
Get on the Ben Franklin Parkway and head toward the Philadelphia Art Museum in the distance. As you approach the Museum-on your left side-is a traffic light. Bear right and look for Kelly Drive signs. Kelly Drives runs along the north side of the Museum. On your right will be another traffic light and a gold equestrian statue of St. Joan of Arc. Moving onward you will see on the right another traffic light and a tall statue of a seated President Lincoln. Ahead on your left is a series of Victorian Architecture structures (Philadelphia’s famed Boat House Row). Go past these for about two miles when a white Police barricade will appear. Bear right past the equestrian statue of President Grantand seek parking signs toward remote parking. Park and wait for a shuttle bus to the regatta.
From the Northeast (New York & Trenton)
I 95 South to I 676 West to I 76 West. Exit at Exit 340A (Kelly Drive/Lincoln Drive). Follow Kelly Drive to police barricades and remote parking.
From the Northwest (Harrisburg and the West)
Pennsylvania Turnpike to I 76 East to Route 1 and Exit 340A (Kelly Drive/LincolnDrive). Follow Kelly Drive to police barricades and remote parking.
From the South (Philadelphia International Airport, Wilmington and Washington)
I 95 North to I 76 West to Exit 340A (Kelly Drive/Lincoln Drive). Follow Kelly Drive to police barricades and remote parking.
From South Jersey (Camden, Atlantic City and Shore Points)
Route 42 to the North-South freeway to I 676 West to I 76 North to Exit 340A (Kelly Drive/Lincoln Drive). Follow Kelly Drive to police barricades and remote parking.
From the Southwest (West Chester, King of Prussia and Paoli)
Route 202 to I 76 East to 340 A (A Left Lane Exit) (Kelly Drive/Lincoln Drive) Follow Kelly Drive to police barricades and remote parking).