Parking and shuttle buses

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How are we bringing 10,000 people and 5,000 animals to the 2014 Walk for Animals? In working closely with the Golden Valley Police Department and the City of Golden Valley, a traffic plan has been designed to ensure safety, lessen confusion, and keep traffic flowing. However, we need your cooperation. Please be sure you are alert and paying close attention to event signage.

For traffic management and overall safety purposes, only authorized vehicles will be allowed to turn northbound on Meadow Lane from Highway 55 on Saturday, May 3rd. If you have not been given an authorized parking voucher, you will be turned away to park in one of the 5 off-site parking lots, where there are plenty of spaces and parking helpers to flag you into spaces. If you park in a residential area that has No Parking signs posted for Walk Day, you will be tagged. No exceptions per the Golden Valley Police Department.

 For general parking, you must park in 5 off-site parking lots and take the free shuttle bus service to the Walk grounds.  No parking vouchers are required for these five lots. Shuttle buses run every 15 minutes starting at approximately 6:30 a.m. The shuttle bus will deliver you and your pet to and from the fun. Pets are welcome on the shuttle buses. Please remember to keep all critters under control and dogs on a short lead. All animals must have up-to-date vaccinations and rabies shots and must be under the control of an adult or have direct adult supervision.

"Easy to get to" Parking and shuttle buses are located at:

  • OptumHealth parking lot at the Northwest corner of Highway 55 and Douglas Drive
  • Honeywell Plant parking lot at 1985 Douglas Drive
  • Golden Valley Tech Center 6305/6325 Sandburg Road (adjacent to Honeywell)
  • Metro Transit Park and Ride lot located at I-394 & Louisiana Ave. in St. Louis Park
  • Metro Transit Park and Ride lot located at I-394 & General Mills Blvd in Golden Valley

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