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Maggie Daley Park, Chicago

4.8
#6 of 31 in Parks in Chicago
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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  • We went to see the “bean” and walked to the Maggie Daley Park. It was a 50 degree day and the Park was so much fun! My 12 and 15 yr olds loved the big slides. We would have gone ice skating but we did...  more »
  • All I can say is, this park is magical for kids! SO MUCH TO SEE AND DO! My 8 year old and I had so much fun here! Perfect for all ages. We weren’t able to ice skate, but even on the most beautiful day...  more »
  • We stayed at the Hyatt Regency on Wacker for the AKA tournament. A quick walk from our hotel to the park allowed my sons a break from the tournament, and nostalgic fun on the playground equipment.  more »
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  • Went ice skating and it was so much fun! Definitely a great price ($14 for skate rentals) and it's free to skate for as long as you want. Love that they have the rail; makes it a great place for beginners who want to learn. There a lot of other activities as well but it was too cold the night we went.
  • A really great park with well defined age ranges for each play area. I love that it's a huge area with oversize play towers and slides that I would love to go down (watch for old folks at play) beautiful views of the city buildings and the lake make this even better. We found street parking witch was less than the parking garage for short play trips. Warning. It is easy to loose sight of your kids. You will see, or not see, what I mean when you play there. There are super fun changes in elevation that create blind spots. Other than that, go and enjoy a great free park. Would have given 5 stars if family bathrooms were more accessible.
  • Absolutely fantastic park for children AND adults. We visited with two children and three adults (two man-children). We had such a fun time exploring, climbing, jumping and cooling down in the water. I highly recommend visiting, especially if you’ve never been to Chicago. You get a uniquely green and luscious look of the Loop from the park!
  • Beautiful park! Such a great layout and plenty of great options. My son loves it! Each area has an age range to help parents guide their kiddos. We went in the fall so we didn't see everything as some water based areas were off. Can't wait to check it out in the summer!
  • Incredible city park. Lived in Chicago 15 years ago and was recently back for a short visit with my wife and two young kids. The city has done an amazing job with the park. The kids LOVED the large playground. Its clean, creative, and beautiful. If you have kids, don't skip out on a visit to this park.
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