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, 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.

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Plan Ahead for Upcoming Events

    Remember to practice Social Distancing at all times! The Chicago Park District has currently closed the Lakefront and adjacent parks, beaches and trails. To learn more, visit the official Chicago Park District website. Open Parks The following Parking lots remain OPEN: Lunt Touhy 55th Challenger Diversey Driving Range Broadway Margate Conservatory Big Marsh The following Parking lots are TEMPORARILY CLOSED: North Avenue Beach Belmont North Belmont South Foster Beach Montrose Beach Montrose Dog Beach Northerly ...
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