Driving and parking

If you are traveling to Lincoln Park from the suburbs or either O’Hare or Midway Airport, you will want to travel to the neighborhood via the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/I-94). Lincoln Park is accessed from the Kennedy by exiting at one of the following streets and heading east: Diversey, Fullerton, Damen (Northbound only; turn right for Fullerton, left for Webster), Armitage and North.

You can also reach Lincoln Park via Lake Shore Drive. Exit at Fullerton or North Ave. and travel west – the neighborhood’s famous park will help you transition from highway to our quaint neighborhood.

Most commercial streets in Lincoln Park  feature pay-and-display parking boxes that allow individuals to purchase time with quarters and/or credit cards. The printed receipt is then placed on your dashboard. The maximum allotted time on streets governed by pay-and-display boxes is generally three hours. You can also download the Park Chicago app for easy payment and tracking of your parking needs.

Chicago is also home to residential parking permits which limit parking on many city streets to residents and their guests during designated hours. Often located around high traffic areas including schools, high-density residential neighborhoods and commercial districts, several residential parking zones can be found across much of Lincoln Park. One-day (24 hour) visitor parking permits are available to residents for friends and visitors. These 24-hour permits can be purchased at your Alderman’s office at a cost of $8 for 15 one-day permits with a limit of 45 permits per 30-day period. Visit www.chicityclerk.com for more information on parking permits.

Parking Lots

  • Century Shopping Center
    2836 N. Clark
    (773) 525-1667
    24 Hours
  • Chicago History Museum
    1730 N. Stockton
    (773) 549-3145
    24 Hours
  • Lincoln Park Zoo
    Cannon (at Fullerton)
    (312) 742-2200
    6:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.
  • New City Parking
    1457 N. Halsted
    (312) 642-2008
    24 hours
  • Piper’s Alley
    230 W. North
    (312) 280-4685
    24 Hours
  • Central Parking Systems
    938 W. North
    (312) 969-3001
    6:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.
  • Standard Parking
    939 W. North
    (312) 255-0906
    24 Hours
  • Lincoln Park Plaza
    600 W. Diversey
    (773) 281-4100
    24 hours

Car Sharing

Car sharing continues to grow in popularity in Chicago as people look for ways to cut costs but still enjoy the flexibility of an automobile. Two major companies are currently operating in Chicago, offering residents the option of car sharing to minimize congestion, pollution and physical vehicles in Chicago. Zipcar (LPCC member) and Enterprise Car Share offer a range of rental packages to meet your needs and car-sharing parking spots can be found in dozens of Lincoln Park lots.

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