Location & Parking


This year’s Center for Play Therapy Summer Institute will be held in the Gateway Center at the University of North Texas! It is located at 801 North Texas Blvd. Denton, TX 76201. For directions and an interactive Google map, click here. Please note the on-going road construction in the area may lead to route changes to reach the Gateway Center.


There is construction occurring on some of the roads around UNT's campus and this work is currently impacting the following streets: Interstate-35, North Texas Blvd, Eagle Drive, Bernard Street, and Welch Street. Currently, the North Texas Blvd exit and bridge that spans I-35 are closed. To reach the Gateway Center from heading north on I-35, exit McCormick St. and continue heading north on the access road. Immediately after passing the IHOP, turn right to access North Texas Blvd. This will take you to the Gateway Center which will be on your right and the parking lot for the conference that requires a visitor's parking pass is on your left.

Additional construction specifics regarding the roads impacted are listed below:

North Texas Blvd. - Currently no bridge spanning I-35; Road work occurring between I-35 up through the Gateway Center
Eagle Drive - Road work begins at Bernard St and continues through North Texas Blvd; No access to Welch St and Central St
Bernard Street - Road work at the intersection of Bernard St & Prairie St


*Please note: Parking permits are available online 1 month prior to the date you wish to park. Feel free to let us know if you have any difficulty. 

All participants who are planning to park on campus must purchase a visitor’s parking pass from UNT. Parking passes are not available for purchase until one month in advance of conference dates. In order to receive a visitor parking pass, you must create a guest account on the UNT parking services website and purchase the pass for $5 per day. To create your guest account and purchase your parking pass, click here. After following the link provided, click Purchase Permits, then follow the instructions to log into an existing guest account or create a new one. 

These passes will allow you to park in any D or G lots on campus. We have provided a map below of the best places to park around the Gateway Center. For a more complete map of the UNT campus, click here. The Gateway Center is labeled approximately in the center of the map. The large orange lot directly across the street from the Gateway Center is the closest available space for parking. This will be the most convenient lot for guests. Handicapped parking is also available directly in front of the Gateway Center on the map provided.