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 The Lincoln Park Zoo will once again transform into a winter wonderland for the annual Zoolights celebration. This free family-friendly event will illuminate the sky with more than two million dazzling lights shaped as animals and seasonal ornaments. Visitors will be treated to free holiday crafts and activities, musical light shows, delicious snacks and drinks, ...more »
- Chicago Bears Parking – $49 Special Event Parking Save on parking for Chicago Bears home games at Soldier Field. Special event parking is available for $40 at the 31st Street Beach and 31st Street West metered lots. Pay By Phone service will not be available in these lots on game days. 2019 Game Days SUN 9/29 VIKINGS 3:25PM SUN 10/20 SAINTS 3:25PM SUN 10/27 CHARGERS NOON SUN 11/10 LIONS NOON SUN ...more »
- Plover Chicks at Montrose Beach Three tiny plover chicks have hatched and been spotted at Montrose Beach. This is great news for preservation efforts, as this is the first time this type of bird has hatched in Cook County in more than 60 years. Join other birdwatchers in getting a glimpse of the trio with their parents, Monty and Rose. Parking Convenient ...more »