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

  • F3 Lake Half Marathon f3-cpd-thumb
    The F3 Lake Half Marathon is Chicago’s original winter half marathon. This year, the race will offer both a half marathon and 5K run. Gear check opens at 8:00 a.m., with the races beginning around 10 a.m. A post-race party and awards ceremony will be held immediately after the races finish. F3 Lake Half Marathon ...
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  • Chicago Auto Show Chicago Park District
    The Chicago Auto Show returns to McCormick Place on Feb. 11-20. First staged in 1901, the Chicago Auto Show is the largest in North America and is held more times than any other auto exposition on the continent. This year’s show will feature over 1 million square feet of exhibit space showcasing nearly 1,000 different ...
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