ROGERS PARK — In a parking crunch? The Chicago Park District might be able to help.
This year, the district quietly began selling parking passes at Loyola Park's lot between Lunt and Greenleaf avenues — for $129 a month.
Interested Rogers Park parkers have to act fast, however, because it appears only a handufl of spaces are available each month, according to a review of the Park District's parking website.
Spaces can be claimed online through 2016. This month's spaces are sold out, according to the website.
Park District spokeswoman Jessica Maxey-Faulkner wouldn't say how many spaces the district had sold this year, but the program was instated after residents requested it. She said there are a total of 112 spaces in the lot.
From 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., parking costs $1.25 an hour. Usually, overnight parking at Chicago parks costs 50 cents an hour, but an $89,000-a-year agreement struck with Ald. Joe Moore (49th) in 2009 has kept parking free for residents from 7 p.m. to 9 a.m. at Loyola Park.
Moore said he recently renewed that agreement.
The monthly parking now available at Loyola Park is less expensive than the monthly parking that will be offered for $150 at Col. Jennifer Pritzker's parking garage, which is under construction down the block.
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