Parking at Chicago Park District parks & facilities!

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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

  • Bunny Rock Chicago 5K – April 20, 2019
    Hop on over to the Bunny Rock 5K & Egg Hunt at Montrose Harbor on Saturday, April 20th. The festive race offers great fun and excitement for the entire family, including 80’s rock music being played at the start and finish line, amazing amenities, kids petting zoo, and Easter Egg Hunt! Parking Convenient parking is available for ...
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  • Hamilton: The Exhibition – Opening April 27, 2019
    The world premiere of Hamilton: The Exhibition will open on April 27 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 ...
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  • Cinco de Miler – May 4, 2019
    The Cinco de Miler will take place on May 4th at Montrose Harbor. The race is hosted by RAM Racing and features a 5-mile course and post-race fiesta. Parking Convenient parking is available for the Cinco de Miler. Refer to the map for more information on nearby parking.
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  • World Vision Global 6K – May 4, 2019
    6K is the average distance women and children in developing countries walk to find water, and many times the water isn’t even safe to drink. By walking the World Vision’s Global 6K for Water, you are providing life-changing clean water to one person in need. The race will take place at 9 AM on May ...
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  • Chicago Kids and Kites Festival – May 4, 2019
    On May 4th, visit Montrose Harbor and fly a kite! The Chicago Kids and Kites Festival will offer free kits for children to make their own kites, in addition to family-friendly activities such as arts & crafts, story time, and face painting. Food and drinks will be available on the grounds. Parking Convenient parking is available for ...
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  • Kids Run This City – May 11, 2019
    The 4th Annual Cities Projects 5K & 8K will take place on May 11th along Chicago’s Lakefront Trail. Based out of DePaul University, the Cities Project is a non-profit organization that uses researched mentoring methods to mitigate environmental stressors for Chicago Public School students in disadvantaged areas. The race serves as a fun outing for ...
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  • Cities Projects 5K & 8K – May 12, 2019
    The 4th Annual Cities Projects 5K & 8K will take place on May 12th along Chicago’s Lakefront Trail. Based out of DePaul University, the Cities Project is a non-profit organization that uses researched mentoring methods to mitigate environmental stressors for Chicago Public School students in disadvantaged areas. The race serves as a fun outing for ...
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  • Komen Chicago Race for the Cure – May 12, 2019
    The 2019 Komen Chicago Race for the Cure will take place on Mother’s Day, May 12th. The race will be held at Montrose Harbor to help raise breast cancer awareness and funds benefiting community programs and research. Parking Convenient parking is available for the Komen Chicago Race for the Cure. Refer to the map for more information ...
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  • Chicago Cubs Parking Special – Offer Ends May 23, 2019
    For a limited time only, the Chicago Park District is offering discount parking for all Chicago Cubs home games at Wrigley Field. Now through May 23rd, enjoy $10 special event parking at Belmont North and Belmont South. Parking Discount Cubs parking is available at Belmont North (3600 North Recreation Drive) and Belmont South (3154 Belmont Harbor).
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  • Fifth Third Bike the Drive – May 26, 2019
    Fifth Third Bike the Drive is a recreational, non-competitive bicycle ride held in Chicago annually that closes all motor vehicle traffic along the Lakefront. This year, the event will take place on Sunday, May 26th. The bike ride begins several hours before dawn to allow sunrise views of the Chicago skyline and of Lake Michigan. Cyclists ...
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