Buckeye Lot

The Buckeye Lots are located on Fred Taylor Dr. off of Ackerman Rd. They provide access to central campus via the Campus Loop North (CLN) and Campus Loop South (CLS) routes. 

Surface Lot Information

Buckeye Lots 2701 Fred Taylor Dr Columbus, OH 43210

View Map

Clearance: N/A


2420 Total Spaces ; 24 Accessible Spaces

Surface Lot Access

Visitor Access

All Times Access at All Times

Permit Access

All Times Access at All Times Permit-Specific Access Information

Nearby Points of Interest

  • Jameson Crane Sports Medicine Institute
  • OSU Wexner Medical Center Training Center
  • OSU Center-Continuing Med Ed
  • the Covelli Center

Rates and Payment Information

$2.25 per hour 




If you are parking in one of the many surface lots across campus, ParkMobile is a convenient option for payment. It is a downloadable app that lets you pay for parking directly from your phone. Create a ParkMobile account at parkmobile.io, via the ParkMobile iOS or Android app, or via their automated phone system at 877-727-5009. After setting up an account, follow ParkMobile's prompts to pay for parking. One benefit of ParkMobile is that parking sessions can be extended via the app or online.

Pay-by-Plate machines are located throughout campus. Upon parking, walk to the nearest Pay-by-Plate machine (clearly marked by directional signs). Enter your license plate number and select the form of payment and amount of parking time desired, as indicated by printed instructions on the Pay-by-Plate machine. Since verification of payment is done via license plate, it is important to enter your license plate information correctly. Please note: Machines only accept credit card payments and do not provide refunds.

Pay-by-Plate Locations