Sources & Additional Information
Ohio University, The Post, OU Press Release (pdf), Athens Public Transit

Current Ohio University Students and Staff

If parking in a University lot, a current, valid permit must be displayed. Park in a designated, legal parking space and be sure your permit is clearly displayed to avoid being ticketed. Keep clear of hydrants, alleyways, and driveways when parking.


  • There is no visitor parking allowed on Ohio University property during this weekend. Temporary or time restricted passes are not valid (i.e. Hocking College, High School Student Employee Permits).
  • Visitors may park at the Athens City Parking Garage on Washington Street.
  • Visitors may park at the Athens County Fairgrounds on W. Union Street. ($10/car). Gates open Friday at 11:00 a.m. You can park and leave your car until noon Monday. A shuttle will run from the fairgrounds to the Uptown area on Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m., and Saturday from 3:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. The Shuttle will pick up and drop off passengers at Buffalo Wild Wings on Union and the Convocation Center. Shuttle cost is $1 each way.
  • Check the Athens Public Transit Halloween service map on Google Maps
  • Limited parking available at Wal-Mart, using the back of the lot.
  • Limited parking also available at Athens Middle School, on West State Street.
  • City buses also run to the fairgrounds.
  • Port-a-johns available at the fairgrounds.
  • Keep clear of hydrants, alleyways, and driveways when parking.

If Your Car is Towed

Please contact OU Parking Services at 740-593-1917.

The towing companies for University Property are:

  • Autotech 740-592-1907
  • Curtis Towing 740-593-7048
  • IBX Towing 740-592-2494

Taxi Service

  • Tab’s Taxi 740-594-8294
  • Athens Cab LLC’s 740-594-7433 (594-RIDE)
  • Green Cab 740-594-7336
  • Athens GOTO Cab 740-590-4686

Other Information

Other Contacts

  • Athens Police Department 740-593-6606
  • Ohio University Police Department 740-593-1911
  • Ohio University Parking Services 740-593-1917
  • OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital 740-593-5551

Mill Street Traffic Pattern May Change

  • Parking may be removed on Mill St. this weekend, watch for temporary signage.