Driving and parking

Welcome to Lincoln Park! We’re excited for you to visit our neighborhood. Whether traveling from afar or from downtown, Lincoln Park is one of Chicago’s most accessible neighborhoods.


Driving Directions

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.

Staying downtown without a car? Download any ride share app for a quick trip north to visit Lincoln Park. Most rides from downtown to Lincoln Park average about 15 – 30 minutes depending on traffic. If you’re looking to experience Chicago like a local, Lincoln Park is one of the easiest neighborhoods to visit and navigate.


Street Parking

Most commercial streets in Lincoln Park feature pay by plate parking boxes that allow individuals to purchase time with credit cards. 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.


Permit Parking

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 as well as Annual Residential Parking Permits can be purchased at your Alderman’s office. 

If you live in Chicago, click here to find your Ward and Alderman.

Once you’ve found this information, you can contact your Alderman directly to purchase your residential parking permit.

Listed below are the Aldermen that serve the Lincoln Park area:

Ald. Brian Hopkins – 2nd Ward

Ald. Scott Waguespack – 32nd Ward

Ald. Michele Smith – 43rd Ward


Ready to start exploring Lincoln Park? Click here for a neighborhood guide, shopping map and more!

Parking Lots

  • Piper’s Alley
    230 W. North
    (312) 280-4685
    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.
  • SP + Parking
    1850 N. Clark
    (312) 944-9198
    24 Hours
  • New City Parking
    1457 N. Halsted
    (312) 642-2008
    24 hours
  • LAZ Parking
    1933 N. Halsted
    (312) 577-7985
    24 Hours
  • Central Parking Systems
    938 W. North
    (312) 969-3001
    6:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.
  • SP + Parking
    2100 N. Lincoln Park West
    (773) 244-2186
    24 Hours
  • Standard Parking
    939 W. North
    (312) 255-0906
    24 Hours
  • Lincoln Park Plaza
    600 W. Diversey
    (773) 281-4100
    24 hours
  • Lincoln Common Garage
    2316 N. Lincoln
    (773) 525-1667
    24 hours
  • Webster Square
    527 W. Webster
    (312) 577-7985
    24 Hours

  • Belden Centre
    350 W. Belden
    (312) 541-0050
    24 Hours
  • SP + Parking
    345 W. Fullerton
    (773) 477-0433
    24 Hours
  • DePaul University, Lot D
    2331 N. Sheffield
    (773) 325-7275
    24 Hours
  • Lurie Children’s Hospital
    2515 N. Clark
    (312) 227-8408
    24 Hours

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