Parking at Chicago Park District parks & facilities!

  • Coming Soon

    Beginning July 1st parking at 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

  • Lollapalooza
    Lollapalooza will return on July 31 – August 2 and feature some of the biggest acts in the music industry. This star-studded event will feature performers and musical acts from all genres, including Paul McCartney, Metallica, Florence + the Machine, Sam Smith, the Weeknd, Kaskade, and more! The three-day event will also include ChowTown featuring ...
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  • Tiki Run
    Aloha! Join Team Ortho for the Chicago Tiki Run on June 20 from Noon – 7:45 PM near Lincoln Park. Runners have two runs to choose from: the 5K Tiki is a fun run, and not chip timed; the 10K Tiki Tiki is a chip timed race. Both courses will start near the Notebaert ...
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  • PAWS Chicago
    Participate in PAWS Chicago to save homeless pets and transform animal welfare. The event will be held on June 14 at Montrose Harbor beginning at 9 AM. Take part in the chip-timed 8K run (humans only) or the pet-friendly 4K walk. Special perks offered at the event include food, prizes, a vacation getaway raffle, 50/50 raffle, ...
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  • Beach Boys and Kool & The Gang in Concert at Montrose Harbor
    The Beach Boys are bringing their good vibrations to Chicago with a special concert this summer. The group will be joined by special guest Kool & The Gang on Friday, June 26th at Chicago’s Montrose Harbor. The two legendary acts will play a live show on the sand – a rare occurrence in Chicago. This will ...
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