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  • Oudoor Pool to be closed Aug 11-15 because of construction.

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Directions to the McCoy Natatorium

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NOTE: if using MapQuest or a GPS devise, type in: "Penn State McCoy Natatorium, Bigler Rd & Curtain Rd, University Park, PA 16802."

From I-80/North (New York or Northwest Ohio):

Coming either east or west on I-80

  • Take EXIT 161 - PA-26 / BELLEFONTE / STATE COLLEGE
  • Merge onto US-220 S toward US-322 / BELLEFONTE / STATE COLLEGE
  • Take EXIT 74 - PENN STATE UNIVERSITY / INNOVATION PARK
  • Stay LEFT. Follow signs for Stadium and the Jordan Center (PARK AVE).
  • Go past Beaver Stadium
  • Turn LEFTonto BIGLER RD
  • Parking is available in the East Parking Deck (Cash Only)
  • After parking, exit the Parking Deck and follow Bigler Rd, cross over CURTIN RD and the Natatorium will be on your left.

From US-322/South + East (Harrisburg/Philadelphia):

Take US-322 W / MT. NITTANY EXPRESSWAY (Do not go BUS. 322)

  • Take EXIT - PA-26 / STATE COLLEGE
  • Turn LEFT onto E. COLLEGE AVE / PA-26
  • Take EXIT - PENN STATE UNIVERSITY
  • Turn RIGHT onto UNVERSITY DR
  • Turn LEFT onto CURTAIN RD
  • The Natatorium will be on your left on the corner of BIGLER RD and CURTIN RD.
  • To park, Turn RIGHT onto BIGLER RD and park at the East Parking Deck (Cash Only).
  • After parking, exit the Parking Deck and follow Bigler Rd, cross over CURTIN RD and the Natatorium will be on your left.

From US-22/West (Pittsburgh/Southwest Ohio):

Take US-22 E

  • Merge onto I-99 N / US-220 N / ALTOONA (stay to your left)
  • I-99 N and US-220 will split at Bald Eagle. 
  • Keep RIGHT at US-220 / US-322 split. 
  • Continue on US-322 E EXPRESSWAY / PENN STATE UNIVERSITY
  • Take EXIT 73 - PENN STATE UNIVERSITY
  • Turn RIGHT onto PARK AVENUE
  • Go past Beaver Stadium
  • Turn LEFTonto BIGLER RD
  • Parking is available in the East Parking Deck (Cash Only)
  • After parking, exit the Parking Deck and follow Bigler Rd, cross over CURTAIN RD and the Natatorium will be on your left.

Parking Information

 

Parking anywhere on the PSU campus, including at the Natatorium, is controlled by the PSU Parking Office. For the most accurate and up-to-date information, please visit the PSU Parking Office website for specific parking-related questions.

Visitor parking is available at the East Parking Deck which is located on Bigler Road between Curtin Road and Park Avenue. The Parking Deck is cash only. Prices may vary, but in general the charge is $1.00 per hour. Occasional "Event" rates may apply for special events (swim meets, football, etc.)

There are three spots and one designated handicapped parking spot behind the Natatorium for staff parking only. To park in this lot during the restricted hours you must display in your vehicle a Penn State Faculty/Staff parking permit. Visitors are not allowed to park in this lot during the posted hours. Any vehicle without the proper permit will be ticketed and/or towed.

Visitors (anyone who is not a Penn State Employee) with a Pennsylvania-issued disability placard are required to purchase a one-day Visitor Pass to park in the designated parking spot. Both the state-issued placard and the PSU One-Day Visitor Pass must be prominently displayed in the vehicle. Violators may be ticketed and/or towed.

Penn State employees with a state-issued disability placard are required to display both the state-issued placard in addition to a valid Faculty/Staff parking permit which applies to this lot.

 

 

Special Instructions for Swim Meets and Events

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Swimmer pick-up and drop off is not allowed on Bigler or Curtin Roads as this will cause traffic congestion and delays. The small parking lot behind the Natatorium is also not available for pick-up or drop off during our Outdoor Swim Meet season as the foot traffic of swimmers walking between the building and the Outdoor Pool makes this a very dangerous location. 

Spectator/Participant parking is designated in the East Parking Deck on Bigler Road.  It is usually easiest to park and walk over to the pool rather than trying to drop swimmers off on the main roads surrounding the facility. The Parking Deck accepts CASH payments only (No Credit Cards or Checks).

Bus Drivers:  Please download the Pick-Up and Drop-Off Map which will guide you to the designated drop-off zone on McKean Road behind the Natatorium and Sarni Tennis Facility. Please do not idle your engine more than 5 minutes during drop-off/pick-up.  After dropping off your swimmers, buses may proceed to the designated Bus Parking area, which is generally Stadium West, although an alternate site may at times be required.  The Meet Director should have information relative to bus parking.