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
- Food Truck Social – May 19, 2018 On Saturday, May 19th, the Lincoln Park Zoo will be hosting a Food Truck Social, an opportunity for visitors to try delicious bites from local food trucks and to enjoy the zoo after-hours. In addition to dozens of food trucks, there will be fun activities, DJ tunes, and drinks available for purchase. Parking Convenient parking is available ...more »
- MB Bike the Drive – May 27, 2018 MB Bike the Drive is a recreational, non-competitive bicycle ride held in Chicago annually that closes all motor vehicle traffic along the Lakefront. This year, the event will take place on Sunday, May 27th. The bike ride begins several hours before dawn to allow sunrise views of the Chicago skyline and of Lake Michigan. Cyclists can ...more »
- Mamby on the Beach – June 23 & 24, 2018 Mamby on the Beach will be held on June 23rd and 24th at Oakwood Beach. The two-day festival will feature music from various genres, with performances by Common, Spoon, Grizzly Bear, AJR, Tune-Yards, Russ, Cold War Kids, St. Lucia, and more! In addition to music, the festival will feature fun activities such as beach volleyball, ...more »