Parking at Chicago Park District parks & facilities!

  • Purchase Challenger Park Parking

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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

  • Lincoln Park ZooLights Lincoln Park Zoo - ZooLights
    The Lincoln Park Zoo will once again transform into a winter wonderland for the annual Zoolights celebration. Starting November 27, the event will run from 4:30-9 pm on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings until December 13, when the event will be available daily (except December 24 and 25) until January 3. This free family-friendly event will ...
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