It’s easy to find parking at Chicago Park District parks and facilities. We offer metered parking throughout the area. We also offer parking in specific areas like the Field Museum, Margate Park, and along the Chicago lakefront.
Looking to spend some time on the water? The Chicago Park District has convenient boat launch locations near the Lakefront.
Questions? Visit our FAQs for quick answers. You can also contact our Customer Service Hotline at (877) 638-3716.
Pay by Phone Chicago Park District currently offers Pay by Phone at all the metered locations. This service is not available at the gated lots which include North Avenue Beach, Belmont North, Belmont South, and the Conservatory. For more information on how to Pay by Phone at Chicago Park District parking lots click here. Please note the ParkMobile Pay by Phone service is the only system that works for the Chicago Park District lake front lots. No other phone payment app will work at these locations including ParkChicago used for City street parking.
Plan Ahead for Upcoming Events
- Color in Motion 5K Turn your body into a work of art by joining the 2016 Color in Motion 5K run at Montrose Beach on July 9th. Unlike your ordinary 5K, participants are asked to show up dressed in white, and as they run through the course, they will be showered with bright colors made of cornstarch and food ...more »
- Chicago Full Moon Jam The Chicago Full Moon Jam is a monthly celebration that takes place during warmer months between Sunday and Thursday evenings when a full moon occurs. The festivities are held near Foster Beach, and begin as soon as the sun sets. Dozens of fire dancers perform to music provided by local percussionists with unique instruments such ...more »