Parking at Chicago Park District parks & facilities!

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, 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.

Pay By PayStation

Paying for parking is now easier. We are upgrading our machines at the lakefront parking lots to Pay By Plate technology. No more running back to your car with the receipt leaving more time to enjoy what you came to do.
 
To use the new machines, simply enter your license plate number on the keypad, pay for your parking and walk away. You don’t need to do anything else. It’s all taken care of for you with Pay By Plate giving you more time to play. 
 

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