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
- Lincoln Park ZooLights The Lincoln Park Zoo will once again transform into a winter wonderland for the annual Zoolights celebration. This free family-friendly event will illuminate the sky with more than two million dazzling lights shaped as animals and seasonal ornaments. Visitors will be treated to free holiday crafts and activities, musical light shows, delicious snacks and drinks, ...more »
- Speakeasy 2018 at the Chicago History Museum Put on some swinging threads and celebrate the 85th anniversary of the repeal of prohibition. The Chicago History Museum is hosting “The Last Speakeasy On the Eve of Repeal” on December 6th between 7 – 11 PM. Enjoy a prohibition-era party with music, dancing, a casino, food, and drinks. Note: Please do not drink and drink, ...more »
- Holiday Flower Show at Lincoln Conservatory The Lincoln Park Conservatory Show gets decked out for the season during the Holiday Flower Show. Through January 2, 2019, the Conservatory is filled with poinsettias, trees, sparkling lights, and model trains. Holiday Flower Show Parking Parking for this event is available at the Conservatory for $26/day.more »