Parking in downtown Chicago can be a challenge - but it does not have to be! While Columbia College Chicago DOES NOT manage any parking facilities nor parking lots, we can provide you with some of our best tips & suggestions when it comes to securing parking in the Columbia College Chicago vicinity.
Smartphone apps: SpotHero or ParkWhiz - will allow you to search your destination and desired parking time to show you rates in the vicinity of your destination. You can reserve a spot in advance and pay through the app. Additional instructions will be provided to you in the app so that you can gain access to the lot and/or exit without having to pay an additional fee.
Chicago Street Parking: Chicago's street parking is privately managed. Download the app ParkChicago to enter your vehicle's information. When parking on a Chicago street, you will find posted signs listing the specific zone (usually a 6 digit code) that you will enter in the app when parking. After selecting the amount of time you wish to park, you will pay through the app. You will also be able to extend your parking time through the app if needed, instead of having to walk back to your vehicle to give a machine more money.