Grant Park

Grant Park

337 E. Randolph St.,
Chicago, IL

Upcoming Events

Jul 28
74 locations
Lollapalooza 2016 Thursday
Parking starting at $9
Jul 29
72 locations
Lollapalooza 2016 Friday
Parking starting at $9
Jul 30
78 locations
Lollapalooza 2016 Saturday
Parking starting at $8
Jul 31
77 locations
Lollapalooza 2016 Sunday
Parking starting at $8
Aug 6
75 locations
2016 BTN Big 10K
Parking starting at $7
Aug 7
75 locations
Chicago 10K
Parking starting at $7
Aug 13 - Oct 8
Dress For Success
3 dates
Aug 20
79 locations
Aug 29
82 locations
Movies in the Parks at Grant Park
Parking starting at $5
Sep 10
79 locations
Run Mag Mile
Parking starting at $7
Sep 17 - 18
Ready to run 20 Miler Race Volunteers
2 dates
No guaranteed parking available.
September 18 - 12:00am
Sep 17
79 locations
Chicago Mini Marathon
Parking starting at $7
Sep 17 - Oct 31
Symphony Volunteers Needed!
4 dates
No guaranteed parking available.
September 17 - 7:15pm
No guaranteed parking available.
October 29 - 7:30pm
No guaranteed parking available.
October 31 - 7:30pm
Oct 8
76 locations
2016 International Chicago 5K
Parking starting at $7
Oct 9
76 locations
Bank of America Chicago Marathon
Parking starting at $7
Oct 9
75 locations
Lung Power Team
Parking starting at $7
Oct 9
75 locations
UPS for DownS Runs Chicago
Parking starting at $7
Oct 30
77 locations
Hot Chocolate 15K & 5K
Parking starting at $7
Nov 26
78 locations
Grant Park Turkey Trot
Parking starting at $7
Jul 28
0 locations
Ryan "RnB" Barber/Ryan B. Productions
No guaranteed parking available.
Sep 3
0 locations
Get Fit Chicago
No guaranteed parking available.

 

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About Grant Park

Every city needs a place for its citizens to relax amid greenery. New York is most famous for its sprawling Central Park. Chicago isn’t far behind, with Grant Park parking on the shore of Lake Michigan. The idea for a large, open park like its cousin in New York City has been in place since the 19th century. More

In both cases, these areas of greenery and tranquility had to be protected from developers and corruption by concerned citizens. In both cases, the parks have survived such that they are integral parts of their respective cities in the modern age. In order to understand how Grant Park is Chicago’s “Front Yard,” a little history is required.

The area that became Grant Park was first protected from development early in the history of Chicago. The area was first mentioned while planning the town of Chicago with the land east of Michigan Avenue specifically left vacant and unused. The land that now makes up Grant Park became a public park by order of the city in 1844, and was called Lake Park.

Over time, the city reclaimed land on the waterfront and incorporated this land into the park. While railroad tracks were run in what would eventually become Millennium Park, the vast majority of the park was protected. The current name took hold in 1901, the title in honor of Union General and eventual President Ulysses S. Grant.

Millenium Park was one of the most recent additions to Grant Park, opening to the public in 2004. The area was originally the site of a right-of-way owned by the Illinois Central Railroad. But after the city of Chicago purchased air rights over the train tracks 1997, work began on an impressive project. An underground parking garage was built over the tracks, with the park directly on top, creating a green roof.

In addition to Millenium Park, Grant Park is home to the Buckingham Fountain, the Lurie Garden, Daley Park and the Petrillo Music Shell. In addition, there are several public art exhibits and monuments, along with the Museum Campus buildings. Grant Park is also a venue for yearly events such as the Chicago Blues Festival, Lollapalooza and the Taste of Chicago. Finding a Grant Park parking spot is difficult in the busy Chicago Loop. If you use ParkWhiz, you can chill out at the park without being left out in the cold.

ParkWhiz allows any Grant Park visitor to book a parking spot before his event, and not worry about having to compete with thousands of others. All you need to do is find Grant Park on ParkWhiz, print your pass and bring it with you. After you present your ParkWhiz parking pass to a parking facility attendant, you can park and then enjoy your day by Chicago’s lakeshore!

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The 2014 Chicago Marathon is on October 12, so find Chicago Marathon parking here at ParkWhiz.