Parking at Chicago Park District parks & facilities!

  • Purchase Challenger Park Parking

    Buy parking online for Challenger Park!

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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

  • Spooky Zoo Spectacular lincoln-halloween-thumb
    Have a Spooktacular time at the Lincoln Park Zoo’s Spooky Zoo Spectacular. On October 29th, families are invited to come in costume, and enjoy trick-or-treating, music, craft making, and more! Lincoln Park Zoo Parking Parking for Spooky Zoo Spectacular at Lincoln Park is available at the Diversey South Lot for $19 all day.   Share on FacebookClick to share ...
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  • Adventure Day at Northerly Island adventure-north-thumb
    Explore Northerly Island on Fall Adventure Day. On October 8th, visitors can enjoy for free arts and crafts, storytelling, a nature hike, kayaking, and outdoor education on the lakefront. Northerly Island Parking Parking for Adventure Day is available at the North Lot for $15 all day.   Share on FacebookClick to share on TwitterClick to email this to a ...
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  • Chicago Full Moon Jam moon-fire-thumb
    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 ...
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  • Chicago Half Marathon Marathon Parking
    Lace up your running shoes and head on over to Lake Shore Drive for the annual Chicago Half Marathon. This year’s marathon will be held on Sunday, September 25 in Chicago’s Jackson Park. Runners can enjoy scenic views of the city, while passing popular attractions including Lake Michigan, the Museum of Science and Industry, and ...
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