Use Genesee St. entrance
Directions and Parking
Parking- use Genesee Street metered parking or the city garage. Please don't park in the rear of the building.
We are located in the heart of downtown Auburn at 63 Genesee St on a main intersection of Genesee Street and route 34 (at the corner of North & South Streets). Use the Genesee St entrance.
Free parking for your first two hours in the Auburn city garage.
On Genesee St. there is on-street metered & kiosk spaces with a 2-hour limit. For on-street metered & kiosk parking there is a .25 minimum for 20 minutes, and one hour is .75. Insert coins into the meter adjacent to your spot, or pay at a nearby green parking kiosk. You can also use Pango Parking with your cell or smart phone.If you remain parked in the same spot longer; you risk receiving a ticket, regardless if you pay more money. If you plan to spend 2+ hours at the Play Space, please park in long-term spaces.
The City Garage, on Loop Road, offers convenient covered long term parking in the center of downtown, adjacent to Auburn Public Theater which is one block away.
Access to public transportation is one block away at the Loop Road stop.
From the West (Rochester): Take the New York State Thruway heading toward Albany to Exit 41 (Waterloo). At the exit, turn right onto 414 South for a short distance. At the first traffic light, turn left onto Route 318. Take Route 318 until you reach the T in the road, which is Routes 5 & 20. Turn left onto Routes 5 & 20 going east which will then take you approximately 11 miles directly into Downtown Auburn.
From the East (Syracuse): Take Route 690 West from Syracuse. Stay to the right and pick up Route 695- look for the Auburn signs. At the end of Route 695, stay to the right and merge onto Route 5 heading west toward Elbridge. Go straight through Elbridge on Route 5, which takes you directly into Auburn where Route 5 is also known as Grant Avenue and then becomes the Arterial. This leads into Downtown Auburn.
From the South (Ithaca): Take Route 34 North straight through to Auburn which will place you directly into the heart of Historic Downtown Auburn. Route 34 is also South and North Streets which intersect Genesee Street and Route 20.
From the North (Watertown): Take Route 81 South to the New York State Thruway. Follow the Thruway signs toward Buffalo. Get off at exit 40 (Weedsport). At exit turn right onto Route 34 over bridge, straight through Weedsport. Route 34 leads directly into the heart of Historic Downtown Auburn.