Parking at Chicago Park District parks & facilities!

The Parking Lot at North Avenue Beach will be closed in anticipation of the Air and Water Show between August 12th and 19th. The beach will continue to be open. Additional parking available at 1730 N. Stockton.

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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

  • Chicago Air & Water Show – August 17th and 18th Chicago Air & Water Show - August 17th and 18th
    The Chicago Air and Water Show will take the skies on August 17th and 18th along Chicago’s lakefront. The show will bring many new and old-time favorites including the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and the Royal Air Force Red Arrows. The event is free and open to the public. Food and drinks will be available for ...
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  • Hamilton: The Exhibition Hamilton: The Exhibition
    Check out the world premiere of Hamilton: The Exhibition 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 in the ...
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  • Plover Chicks at Montrose Beach 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 ...
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