Parking for bikes is available throughout the Backlot grounds including at the Library and the Village Hall.
5200 Oakton St.
Enter through the alley from either Lockwood or Laramie Avenues, north of Oakton Street. Handicapped parking is also located in all general parking lots.
Automobile parking provided by the following local business and organizations will be available during these hours:
Friday, 6 — 10 pm
Saturday, 11 am — 10 pm
Sunday, 12 — 8 pm
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
5201 Galitz Street, Skokie
St. Peter’s Catholic Church
8116 Niles Center Road, Skokie
Lincoln Avenue Side Parking Lot Past School
Be advised (Mass on Saturday, 5 –– 6 pm)
Oakton Community College
7701 Lincoln Avenue, Skokie
Mulford Avenue Parking Lot
Take the CTA Yellow Line. Info here.
The CTA #97 Skokie bus route is a good alternative to the Yellow Line. #97 Skokie info.
PACE bus route 226 detour information.
Driving directions from south: From the south and Chicago -Take I-94 (Edens Expressway) to the Touhy east exit. Turn left on Cicero/Skokie Blvd.. Proceed seven blocks north to Lincoln Ave. Turn left (northwest) on Lincoln, cross Howard and contiue on Lincoln Avenue to downtown Skokie.
From the east and Evanston -Take Oakton Street across Skokie Blvd. Ample parking is available in neighboring lots.
Driving directions from north: Take I-94 (Edens Expressway) to the Dempster East exit. Proceed to second stop light (Gross Point Rd.), turn right. Go south seven blocks to Lincoln Ave., turn left. Take Lincoln Ave. about seven blocks southeast into downtown Skokie.
From the west and Morton Grove -Take Oakton Street to Gross Point Rd., go north to Lincoln Avenue, then right (east/southbound) on Lincoln Avenue to downtown Skokie.
A two-block portion of Oakton Street, between Lincoln and Laramie Avenues adjacent to the Village Hall will be closed from Thursday, August 23 at 10 a.m., through Monday, August 27 at 2 a.m.
For eastbound traffic -Traffic driving eastbound on Oakton Street will be diverted at Gross Point Road, north onto Lincoln Avenue, then east/southbound onto Lincoln Avenue back to Oakton Street. Local residents will be able to access their neighborhood. The western end of the Oakton Road closure will physically begin at Laramie Street.
For westbound traffic - Traffic driving westbound on Oakton Street will be diverted at Lincoln Avenue, northwest to Gross Point Road, then southbound, back to Oakton Street. A notification sign will also be posted east of Skokie Boulevard so that drivers will have the option of taking Skokie Boulevard north or South, or proceeding to Lincoln Avenue.