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
- Mardi Gras Chaser 5K/10K – March 2, 2019 Earn your beads by participating in Back on My Feet Chicago’s Mardi Gras Chaser 5K/10K run. The event will be held on Saturday, March 2nd beginning at 10 am. Participants will run on a USATF certified 5K or 10K course at Montrose Harbor. Festive music and masks will be available as motivation. Following the race, runners ...more »
- Chicago Polar Plunge – March 3, 2019 Go take a dive at the 19th Annual Chicago Polar Plunge. The annual polar bear club event takes place in Lake Michigan each year to support 7,500+ Special Olympic athletes. The plunge will take place on Sunday, March 3rd at North Avenue Beach. Chicago Polar Plunge March 3, 2019 North Avenue Beach – Chicago, IL Parking for Chicago Polar ...more »
- Leprechaun Leap 5K/8K Run – March 16, 2019 Get a jump start on St. Patrick’s Day with the Leprechaun Leap, formerly the Chicago’s St. Paddy’s 5K/8K. The event returns on March 16 at 9:30 AM in Lincoln Park. Runners are encouraged to come in green attire. All proceeds will benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Parking Convenient parking is available for the Leprechaun Leap. Refer ...more »
- Hamilton: The Exhibition – Opening April 27, 2019 The world premiere of Hamilton: The Exhibition will open on April 27 at Chicago’s Northerly Island. The new traveling attraction is by the creators of the hit Broadway musical, Hamilton – composer and lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda, producer Jeffrey Seller, set designer David Korins, and musical director Thomas Kail. The immersive experience will recreate pivotal events ...more »