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

  • 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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  • Lincoln Park ZooLights Lincoln Park Zoo - ZooLights
    The Lincoln Park Zoo will once again transform into a winter wonderland for the annual Zoolights celebration. The event will run from 4:30 – 9:00 p.m. on Nov. 25-27; Dec. 2-4, 9-23, 26-31; and Jan. 1, 2017. This free family-friendly event will illuminate the sky with more than two million dazzling lights shaped as animals and ...
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