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Maggie Daley Park, Chicago

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A major construction project continues at the former Daley Bicentennial Plaza site, now being transformed into the magnificent Lakefront recreation center, Maggie Daley Park. As part of a staggered opening, the Skating Ribbon and playground area is now open to the public, and the fieldhouse is now open for Chicago Park District programs.

Amenities include a Skating Ribbon, fieldhouse, Climbing Park for both expert and novice climbers, Play Garden for children, an Enchanted Forest with a mirrored maze and kaleidoscope, The Lagoon, The Sea and The Harbor play apparatus for toddlers, a Wave Lawn for recreation for all ages, a Slide Crater with spiral slide and wide and rail slide features, as well as access to event rental space in the fieldhouse, lawns, and Cancer Survivors' Garden.
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  • A park of the future. Seriously, you feel like you are in the future. It's beautiful and huge and so much fun! Bring the kids, bring the adults, bring the teenagers.  more »
  • I brought my nephews and we had an amazing time! We did the Rock Climbing Walls (the staff were super helpful, fun and friendly), we did all the fun activities for younger kids with the abundance of s...  more »
  • What an amazing tribute! Maggie Daley loved children and this park is definitely a reflection of what she would have wanted! Plenty to see and do, children are everywhere! I got emotional just seeing ...  more »
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  • Long walk to the restroom. If you have a little one like me. Get familiar with the location it's kind of tricky to find. It's near the wall climbing and ice ring. Lots of loops. The playground is sectioned off by age group which is wonderful if you have toddlers. Theirs also a section for all ages including the bigger kids, and some adults like to join in the fun! Huge slides. Super fast too! I seen a few accidents occur from people sliding down on that area.
  • Holy cow! I wish this place, or something like it, had been around when i was a child. There's so much playground equipment for kids to play on, ranging in age from toddlers to about 12 years old. On top of that there is ample bench and lawn seating available, and in the winter the skating ribbon is open so that people can ice skate. This is truly one of the city's treasures, and it's right next door to Millennium Park.
  • First time coming to this park and I gotta say it was amazing!! This park has tons of play equipment. If you're going to spend some time downtown with your kids, this place is a must visit! Your kids will thank you!
  • Went here for the first time Chicago had 80+ degrees on an April month and I guess everyone had the same idea of going because it was just crazy full and busy. If you have more than one child, please keep a good eye on them. I did lose my 7 yr old for 10 minutes till we finally found each other. It is beautiful and the scenes of the lake and tall buildings can be awestrucking. But it's the other people's attitudes that can ruin your day. There was no place to sit and there were people everywhere as if I was in a concert. This was at 4pm. Maybe come early morning or late evening to enjoy it best unless you don't mind the crowds. I'm glad we came but not sure if we will go again. I will just go to our neighborhood playgrounds
  • Wonderful place for the kids to run around and play. Lots of areas with very new playground equipment, each area labelled with an age range. Nowhere close by to buy a drink or use the bathroom, which was the only downside really. An easy walk to the lake or the city.