PAID: Paid parking is available at Pioneer Park and at three locations within Avery Park. The fee is $15 per parking space and funds help support Corvallis parks. The fee will be collected by Marys River Lodge starting 3-4 hours prior to the start of the game. Fully-contained motor homes and campers are welcome, and will be charged for the number of spaces they occupy. Visit the Parks Location Map to find your preferred location.
Additional paid parking is generally available within the vicinity of Reser Stadium. Metered parking is available downtown; a 10 hour meter costs $1.50 and a 2 hour meter costs $1 and outside the metered areas the parking is free. Visit the downtown parking map for location information.
FREE: There are two free unrestricted public parking lots available at 1st Street, north of Van Buren Avenue; and at B Avenue and 2nd Street. The OSU downtown shuttle buses stop near both of these lots and tickets are $2 for a round-trip and kids under 12 ride free. From there, you can walk to the Corvallis Transit Center at 5th and Monroe, where you can catch the bus (free!) to Reser Stadium. Parking inside the free customer parking area is limited to 3 hours.
Alternative Modes and Parking Options: Most parking spaces in Corvallis are for single occupancy vehicles (SOV). There are other modes of travel available to Corvallis residents with alternative parking options that could lighten the burden of creating more automobile parking and lessen the impact of your carbon footprint.
Residential Parking Districts
Corvallis has three residential parking districts. There are signs in each block indications district "A," "B," or "C." The time limit for parking in these districts without a permit is a maximum of two hours, one time per day. You may not leave and return later to the same district to continue your time. Once you leave the parking district, you must park your vehicle outside the district if you wish to return to the area. Click here for district maps and more information.
ENFORCEMENT: City laws governing the parking of vehicles on private property will be strictly enforced. Parking is prohibited in any yard adjacent to and visible from a street, except on a driveway or parking area paved with concrete, asphalt, or other hard surface. Property owners should contact the Corvallis Police Department at 541-766-6924 as soon as possible if they have questions about the parking code as it relates to specific properties.
GAME DAY SHUTTLES:
Campus Shuttle - The Football Game Day Shuttle will run an east campus Orange Bus and a west campus Black Bus every 15 minutes to and from the stadium. See map for route information and shuttle stop locations. These shuttles are only available on Football game days and start three hours prior to the game.
9th Street Shuttle - Shuttles start 3 hours prior to kick-off and will be dropping off every 15 minutes (dependent on traffic) at Reser Stadium. Will run 1 hour after the game ends. Bus picks up at the locations on these maps (Fairgrounds, Downtown, and 9th Street) and drops in front of the OSU Alumni Center. Please follow all posted regulations as some lots are private lots. Cost is $5 per person roundtrip with kids under 12 riding for free.
Fairgrounds Shuttle - Shuttles start 3 hours prior to kick-off and will be dropping off every 15 minutes (dependent on traffic) at Tennis Courts off Washington Way and 35th street. Will run 1 hour after the game ends. Return Trips are only available post game from Reser stadium and are included in the fee. Return Trip Shuttles will be along 35th street next to the tennis courts. Cost is $5 per person roundtrip with kids under 12 riding for free. The Fairgrounds is located at 110 SW 53rd Street.
Downtown Shuttle - Shuttles start 3 hours prior to kick-off and will be dropping off every 15 minutes (dependent on traffic) at Reser Stadium. Will run 1 hour after the game ends. Bus picks up at the locations on this map and drops in front of the Alumni Center. Cost is $5 per person roundtrip with kids under 12 riding for free.
FARELESS BUS SERVICE:
Corvallis Transit System (CTS) offers fareless rides on any CTS or Night Owl. CTS operates Monday - Friday 6:15 am to 9:15pm and Saturday 7:15 am to 8:15 pm. The Night Owl operates Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 8:45 pm to 2:45 am, beginning September 29. If you are not sure which bus to take to get to your destination, we have lots of tools to help you. You can:
* Try Google Transit. Google Transit is an easy trip planner that allows you to enter your start and ending destinations and what time you would like to leave or arrive. Google Transit will calculate where to catch the bus, which bus number you need, and where to get off the bus.
* Call CTS at 541-766-6998 and our customer service representative will help you plan your trip.
* Review our route maps and schedules to determine which routes work best for you.
* Review our route maps and schedules more information.
TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES
The City of Corvallis Police Department is working in partnership with numerous agencies to facilitate the safe flow of traffic in the Corvallis area prior to, during, and after OSU home football games. It is suggested that non-game related traffic avoid the OSU campus during home football games.
A great deal of pre-game traffic congestion occurs at the I-5/Highway 34 interchange, resulting in traffic stopping on the freeway. ODOT will modify the timing on the traffic lights and/or use additional traffic control measures to regulate the southbound and northbound off-ramps, and place reader boards on I-5 to alert freeway traffic of the congestion. Drivers are encouraged to avoid parking in the vicinity of SW 26th Street and SW Morris Avenue, or expect considerable delays in reaching a main thoroughfare post game. Parking is also available in both Avery Park and Pioneer Park during game days.
Approximately 80% of the traffic leaving the Corvallis area after a home football game does so by traveling east or west on Philomath Boulevard. Traffic management during this time period includes:
1) The Benton County Sheriff’s Office, in addition to flagging companies, will control the following intersections. Traffic lights at each of the following intersections will be deactivated and all traffic will be controlled by staff members and signs. Additional lighting will also be utilized for increased safety.
* SW 35th Street and SW Philomath Boulevard
* SW 35th Street and Western Boulevard
* SW 26th Street and Philomath Boulevard
* SW 15th Street and SW Philomath Boulevard
* Highway 34 / Highway 34 Bypass (just east of NW Van Buren Avenue bridge
2) Signs will be placed around the Oregon State University campus to inform motorists how to get to I-5 and Highway 99-W.
3) The “Jumbo-Tron” within Reser Stadium will display traffic revision information and provide tips on how to find a desired route.
4) Traffic control information will be provided to ticket holders in their ticket packages and game day distributions.
OSU fans driving to OSU Football games are asked to be patient and expect delays. It typically takes two (2) to three (3) hours to safely facilitate the orderly flow of traffic in, and out of Corvallis after home football games.
Corvallis Municipal Ordinance governing the parking of vehicles on private property will be strictly enforced. Parking is prohibited in any yard adjacent to, and visible from a street, except on a driveway or parking area paved with concrete, asphalt, or other hard surface. Property owners should contact the City of Corvallis Police Department at 541-766-6924 as soon as possible, if they have questions about the parking code as it relates to specific properties.
The Corvallis Municipal Court handles all parking tickets issued by the Corvallis Police Department. If you wish to contest a parking citation you may appear in court at any regularly scheduled arraignment time within 10 days of the ticket or you may post the bail listed on the ticket along with a written explanation. Contact Court Services for more information. Reference to parking related violations and fees can be found in the Corvallis Municipal Code - 6.11 Parking Meters.
Municipal Court is located at:
560 SW Madison Avenue
Corvallis, Oregon 97333
Business Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 12:00 noon (Tuesday 10 am to 12:00 noon) and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, excluding holidays.
Corvallis Municipal Code Section 6.14.060 permits towing without prior notice to the registered owner when the vehicle is disabled, abandoned, parked, or left standing unattended on a road or highway right of way in such location as to constitute a hazard or in a tow away/no parking zone. In such cases, the Chief of Police may immediately take the vehicle into custody. The post towing notice described in Section 614.050 shall be mailed within 24 hours and the Chief of Police shall make reasonable efforts to telephone the registered owner as soon as possible following the towing.