Port Canaveral to Offer Parking for SpaceX Abort Test Launch on Saturday at 8 a.m.
By Space Coast Daily // January 18, 2020
Parking Plan will be in effect beginning at 6 a.m.
BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – The SpaceX in-flight abort test is currently scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 18, with a four-hour window opening at 8 a.m.
Watching the launch from Port Canaveral is very popular and many thousands of people have enjoyed spectacular views from the Port.
On Saturday, parking at Port Canaveral will be limited and traffic will be controlled to ensure public safety, ease traffic congestion and promote a safe arrival and departure.
To accommodate overflow crowds at Jetty Park, Port Canaveral will offer parking areas outside of Jetty Park with shuttles to transport launch watchers to and from the park.
If the test launch is postponed or rescheduled to another day, the parking plan will be in effect.
When Entering the Port:
Parking lots east of The Cove at Flounder Rd. are designated as Jetty Park overflow (see map). Regular Jetty Park entry fees will apply at overflow parking:
- Free for Jetty Park Annual Passholders
- $5.00 for Brevard County Residents
- $15.00 for Non-Brevard County Residents
- Credit, debit, cash accepted
Once Jetty Park reaches capacity, drivers can park in Lots A-E east of Flounder and Columbia streets (see green areas in map).
A free shuttle will provide pre-and-post launch transportation between lots A-E and Jetty Park starting at 6 a.m.
- Parking at the Freddie Patrick Boat Ramps is limited to boaters only, with the exception of Water’s Edge patrons
- Parking in The Cove lot is free – check restaurants for hours of operation
- Viewing of the launch from the Exploration Tower available by ticket only. CLICK HERE for more details.
Electronic and fixed signs on SR 528 and SR A1A, and on roadways and intersections on Port will direct arriving motorists to park in designated parking areas.
Brevard County Sheriff’s Office deputies, parking lot attendants and Port staff will be at key traffic intersections around the Port to assist motorists.
When Exiting the Port:
- Drivers in Lots A-E will exit west on George King Boulevard to SR 528/A1A
- Jetty Park traffic will exit south on North Atlantic Avenue
- All Cove lots will exit on George King Boulevard to SR 528/A1A
- BCSO deputies will be on hand directing traffic