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

  • Polar Adventure Days polar-day-feature
    Celebrate winter with the 12th annual Polar Adventure Days at Northerly Island. On January 20th and February 24th, 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 ...
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  • Snowtrekking at Northerly Island snow-trekking-feature
    During select dates from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Northerly Island will be hosting “Snowtrekking on Snowshoes,” a special event series featuring fun winter activities. Participants can look for winter birds, native animals, or enjoy the incredible views of the Chicago skyline from the island. Fun family-friendly activities will also be offered, such as snowshoeing, ...
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  • CPBC Polar Plunge polar-plunge
    Go take a dive at the 17th Annual CPBC Polar Plunge. The annual polar bear club event takes place in Lake Michigan each year to help support a local family in financial need, whether it is due to unemployment, extreme medical condition, an accident, or homelessness. This year’s polar bear event will take place ...
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