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Chicago Bears Parking – $49 Special Event Parking

Save on parking for Chicago Bears home games at Soldier Field. Special event parking is available for $40 at the 31st Street Beach and 31st Street West metered lots. Pay By Phone service will not be available in these lots on game days.

2019 Game Days

  • SUN 9/29 VIKINGS 3:25PM
  • SUN 10/20 SAINTS 3:25PM
  • SUN 11/10 LIONS NOON
  • THU 12/5 COWBOYS 7:20PM
  • SUN 12/22 CHIEFS 7:20PM
Soldier Field 1-Park 1410 Museum Campus Dr, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
31st Street Beach 4-Parking 548 Fort Dearborn Drive, Chicago, IL, USA
31st Street West 4-Parking 641 31st Street, Chicago, IL, USA

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.


Convenient parking is available at Montrose Harbor. Refer to the map for more information on nearby parking.
Montrose Beach 1-Park 4400 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60640, USA
Montrose Harbor 4-Parking 4400 N Simonds Dr

Meter Rates:
$2.00 per hour between 9am - 9pm
$1.00 per hour between 6am - 9am & 9pm - 11pm

Patrons (mainly for the Lincoln Park Zoo) that purchase pre-paid bus parking passes and are assigned to park in this lot may do so if they have displayed the authorized pass as directed on their bus.

Hours of Operation
6am - 11pm

Montrose Dog Park 4-Parking 610 W. Laurence

Meter Rates:
$2.00 per hour between 9am - 9pm
$1.00 per hour between 6am - 9am & 9pm - 11pm

Hours of Operation
6:00am to 11:00pm

Lincoln Park ZooLights

Lincoln Park Zoolights
The Lincoln Park Zoo will once again transform into a winter wonderland for the annual Zoolights celebration. This free family-friendly event will illuminate the sky with more than two million dazzling lights shaped as animals and seasonal ornaments. Visitors will be treated to free holiday crafts and activities, musical light shows, delicious snacks and drinks, live ice carving presentations, and other fun family-friendly activities. Of course, no visit will be complete without seeing the zoo’s primary residents…the adorable and cuddly creatures of the Lincoln Park Zoo!
ZooLights Dates:
4:30-9 p.m.
November 29, 30
December 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31*
January 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
(Early closure of 8 p.m. on December 31 for Zoo Year’s Eve)

ZooLights Parking

Parking for this event is available at Diversey Harbor South and Diversey Harbor Driving Range.
Lincoln Park Zoo 1-Park 2001 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614
Diversey Harbor Driving Range 4-Parking 141 West Diversey Parkway Chicago, IL 60657 Rate: $4.00 for 1 hour or less, $8.00 for up to 4 hours, $20.00 for up to close
Diversey Harbor South 4-Parking 2411 North Cannon Drive, Chicago, IL 60614, United States Rate: $20.00 per day