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
- Polar Adventure Days – January 26, 2019 Celebrate winter with the 13th annual Polar Adventure Days at Northerly Island. On January 26th, from noon to 4 p.m., explore Northerly Island and come face-to-face with live animals, such as Siberian huskies and birds, or enjoy winter activities and nature-inspired crafts, including treats at the CLIF Kid Healthy Snack Station, raffle prizes, and giveaways! Parking Convenient ...more »
- F3 Lake Half Marathon – January 26, 2019 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 ...more »
- CPBC Polar Plunge – January 26, 2019 Go take a dive at the 2019 CPBC Polar Plunge. The annual polar bear club event takes place in Lake Michigan each year to support local Midwestern families in need of support. The plunge will take place on Saturday, January 26th at North Avenue Beach. Following the event, there will be a “Plunge After Party” ...more »
- Hamilton: The Exhibition – Opening Spring 2019 The world premiere of Hamilton: The Exhibition will open on April 6 at Chicago’s Northerly Island. The new traveling attraction is by the creators of the hit Broadway musical, Hamilton composer and lyricist, Lin-Manuel Miranda, producer Jeffrey Seller, set designer David Korins, and musical director Thomas Kail. The immersive experience will recreate pivotal events featured ...more »