Lakefront
Parking & Decals

A lakefront parking decal is required for all vehicles at all lakefront parking lots. Residents and non-residents are required to purchase a decal annually.

Parking is allowed during posted times. Gates will close promptly at the time indicated. The Park District is not responsible for vehicles in lots after posted gate closure time. Vehicles will be available for retrieval the following day. The Park District of Highland Park enforced parking fine is $75 per occurrence for not having proper Park District of Highland Park season decals or daily parking passes. No exceptions.

In-person purchase is required:

Passes can be purchased at the Recreation Center of Highland Park (1207 Park Ave West), Rosewood Beach (883 Sheridan Road) and Hidden Creek AquaPark (1220 Frederick Pl). You must show proof of residency and purchase your decal.

Parking Decal
Resident
Non-resident
Lakefront Parks/Beaches
(Moraine, Central, Millard, Park Avenue – North Lot and Rosewood – Upper Lot)
Resident Lakefront Parking Decal
Non-resident Lakefront Parking Decal
Rosewood Beach
(Lower Lot)
Resident Lakefront Parking Decal
No Non-resident Parking Allowed
Park Avenue Boating Facility
(South Lot)
Park Avenue Season Parking Decal
Park Avenue Season Parking Decal

Non-resident Lakefront Parking Decal is not valid on holidays (July 4, Memorial Day and Labor Day)

Rates

Resident Lakefront Parking Decal: 
$30

Non-resident Lakefront Parking Decal: 
$285   

Park Avenue Season Parking Decal:
$140 Resident/$220 Non-resident

Parking decals are valid through December 31, 2022.

Rosewood Upper Lot Non-resident Daily Parking
$40/4 hours or $15/hour. Pay for parking in upper lot at auto-attendant. Not valid on holidays (July 4, Memorial Day and Labor Day).

Proof of Residency Requirements

Resident Lakefront Parking Decal

To protect the interests of Highland Park residents, one of the following proof of residency is required to purchase a Resident Lakefront Parking Decal:

  1. Current driver’s license with a Highland Park address.
  2. State of Illinois identification card with a Highland Park address.
  3. Real estate tax bill (prior year) with the owner’s name and a Highland Park address. Applicant must also present a corresponding photo ID.
  4. Current automobile registration with name and Highland Park address. Applicant must also present a corresponding photo ID.
  5. Copy of a real estate contract with a Highland Park address stating a closing date. Applicant must also present a corresponding photo ID.
  6. A current utility bill with resident’s name. Applicant must also present a corresponding photo ID.
  7. Current rental lease with name and Highland Park address. Applicant must also present a corresponding photo ID.

If you are purchasing more than one parking decal per adult residing in the household, in addition to proof of residency, you must also provide proof of vehicle ownership (vehicle registration or lease documents, names/addresses must match above proof of residency documentation) for each vehicles you are requesting a decal.

*The same proof of residency applies to Park District tax paying residents not living within the city of Highland Park including residents of Fort Sheridan (60037); portions of the Town of Fort Sheridan that lie within Park District boundaries (60035); and Park District of Highland Park taxpayers who reside on the following Kings Cove (Deerfield) streets: Carriage Way, Bent Creek Ridge, Fox Hunt Trail, Millstone Road, Shag Bark Lane, Smoke Tree Road and Tanglewood Court.

FAQs

Am I required to buy a season pass? Are daily fees available?

No, you have the option to purchase a Rosewood Beach daily fee pass for $10 that will be available for purchase at Rosewood Beach starting Memorial Day weekend.    The daily pass can be used for non-resident guests. 

Hourly parking is available in the upper lot of Rosewood and can be paid on premises.  $40/4 hours or $15/hour Not valid on holidays (July 4, Memorial Day, and Labor Day). No Non-resident daily parking allowed at Moraine, Central, Millard, Park Avenue North Lot, Rosewood Lower Lot

Do all ages need a beach pass?

Children under 4 years old do not require a beach pass. 

How do I purchase a lakefront parking decal or beach pass?

Lakefront Parking Decals: In-person purchase is required at the Recreation Center of Highland Park (1207 Park Ave West), Rosewood Beach (883 Sheridan Road) and Hidden Creek AquaPark (1220 Frederick Pl). You must show proof of residency and purchase your decal.

Rosewood Beach Passes: Resident beach passes are free and valid for three years. If you received a Beach Pass in 2021, you do not need to pick up a new one. To get a new beach pass or replacement pass, you can get them with proof of residency at the Recreation of Highland Park (1207 Park Ave West) beginning Friday, April 1.

Non-resident beach passes are available for a fee and are valid for one year. These beach passes are available for purchase at the Recreation Center of Highland Park (1207 Park Ave West) beginning Friday, April 1. Beach passes may also be purchased at Rosewood Beach (883 Sheridan Road) and Hidden Creek AquaPark (1220 Frederick Pl) starting on Saturday, May 28.

How do I submit my proof of residency or vehicle ownership documentation?

 Please have the appropriate documentation in hand prior to entering the facility. Your passes will not be issued until proof of residency and/or vehicle ownership is provided for each adult residing in your household.

What are the residency requirements?

One of the following forms of proof of residency is required to purchase your Resident Lakefront Parking Decal and your Rosewood Beach Passes:

1. Current driver’s license with a Highland Park address
2. State of Illinois identification card with a Highland Park address
3. Real estate tax bill (prior year) with the owner’s name and a Highland Park address. Applicant must also present a corresponding photo ID.
4. Current automobile registration with name and Highland Park address. Applicant must also present a corresponding photo ID.
5. Copy of a real estate contract with a Highland Park address stating a closing date. Applicant must also present a corresponding photo ID.
6. A current utility bill with resident’s name. Applicant must also present a corresponding photo ID.
7. Current rental lease with name and Highland Park address. Applicant must also present a corresponding photo ID.

If you are purchasing more than 1 parking decal per adult residing in the household, in addition to proof of residency, proof of vehicle ownership will be required (vehicle registration or lease documents, names/addresses must match above proof of residency documentation).

What do I do if I have a non-resident guest I want to take to Rosewood Beach?

A $10 daily beach fee is available for non-residents starting Memorial Day weekend.   The fee is paid at the beach.  

What lots will I be able to use with a lakefront parking decal?

Residents ($30 per vehicle with proof of residency)-  Provides parking access every day including holidays through December 31, 2022 at the following beach lots: Lower Rosewood, Upper Rosewood, Park Avenue –  North Lot, Central Park – Upper Lot, Millard, and Moraine. Valid dawn to dusk every day.

Non-Residents ($285 per vehicle) – Provides parking access every day, excluding holidays, through December 31, 2022 to the following beach lots: Upper Rosewood, Park Avenue –  North Lot, Central Park –  Upper Lot, Millard, and Moraine. Valid dawn to dusk every day, excluding holidays.