My wife and I did not use parking and didn't notice if there was parking or not. We used the transit bus from our hotel the hotel was downtown.
Yes, there is parking at La Salle and Stockton on the south side of the park and at the Lincoln Park Zoo with the entrance at Fullerton off Lake Shore Drive. Otherwise, if you're lucky and timely, you can find parking along Stockton in the park or on streets west of the zoo.
When I am in Chicago and go to the Farmer's Market with my kids, we usually are lucky enough to find a spot in the lot. If we get a late start, we find a spot on the street within relatively easy walking distance.
Yes there is street parking , but difficult to find a space, and paid zoo parking off of Fullerton Avenue.
Yes free places and also paid. Drive around to get a free space
There are several options which is a good thing. The best solution would be the metered parking. You can use credit card or change. Good luck.
The Lincoln Park Zoo has parking (not free).
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