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 Auto Show The Chicago Auto Show returns to McCormick Place on Feb. 8-17. First staged in 1901, the Chicago Auto Show is the largest in North America and is held more times than any other auto exposition on the continent. This year’s show will feature over 1 million square feet of exhibit space showcasing nearly 1,000 different vehicles. ...more »
- Polar Adventure Days Celebrate winter with the 14th annual Polar Adventure Days at Northerly Island. On January 25th and February 29th, explore Northerly Island and come face-to-face with live animals, such as Siberian huskies and birds, or enjoy winter activities and nature-inspired crafts! Parking Convenient parking is available for Polar Adventure Days at the regular posted rates.more »
- Chicago Polar Plunge Go take a dive at the 20th Annual Chicago Polar Plunge. The annual polar bear club event takes place in Lake Michigan each year to support 7,500+ Special Olympic athletes. The plunge will take place on Sunday, March 1st at North Avenue Beach. Chicago Polar Plunge March 1, 2020 at North Avenue Beach – Chicago, IL Parking for ...more »