Parking Options

2023 Spring Growers Meeting

Parking in State College
  • State College Municipal Lots — There are several municipal parking garages within a couple of blocks of our meeting venue. They each have a daytime rate of $1 per hour (6 a.m. – 6 p.m.). Our meeting will be at the BIH for about 7 hours before it moves to the greenhouse and orchard.
    • Beaver Garage (200 W Beaver Avenue): Spaces are located by the lobby elevators, facing Hyatt Place, on every level of the facility. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) only metered spaces are also available before entering the gated access area, on the ground level of the facility, in front of the Hertz Rental Car office.
    • Fraser Garage (135 S Fraser Street): Spaces are located by the Fraser Street elevator, facing Hyatt Place, on the ascending levels of the facility and near the north side elevator on the descending level before the exit gates.
  • Penn State Visitor Parking –Penn State owns three Visitor Parking lots across from the Barron Innovation Hub.  Permits are required and the cost is $10 for the day. We have requested 10 permits for our event. If you would like to request one of these permits please email me and I will send you a link that will allow you to make the request and pay in advance for the parking. They will require your license plate number.

Greenhouse and Orchard Tour

The Greenhouse and Orchard are located on the other side of Penn State’s Campus so we’ll be making our way there via car. We can assist with organizing carpools from the meeting space. And if you are only interested in the Greenhouse portion of the tour, there is a free bus (White Loop) that stops across from the Barren Center and the Forest Resources Lab.

Interactive Campus Map

We’ll be starting out at the Barron Innovation Hub BIH. The tour will move from the BIH to the Forest Resources Lab FRL and then onto the Orchard ORC.