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Maggie Daley Park, Chicago

4.8
#6 of 44 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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  • This was an excellent place to let the kids play while the adults unwind. There was lots to do. Slides, forts, climbing structures, and swings.  more »
  • This park is amazing! It’s such a great park to take our daughter, but honestly we enjoy it as well. The kids playground can get crazy packed, but the kids love it so much! The ribbon rink and rock wa...  more »
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  • This is one of the most beautiful parks in all of Chicago. It's very modern with a nostalgic feel. It's very close to the lake which makes it an all around experience. This is one of the only public areas I know that offers rock wall climbing and has an expansive trail for skating, scooting, cycling, jogging and whatever else you can think of. It also has a lovely garden that's great for photos and blog posts. Located next to Chicago's also famous Millennium Park you can make one trip and get the best of both worlds.
  • Great overall experience. There was so much to do, and a desire to do all of it. The playground was especially fun for the children, and the creativity shines through the park. However, the allowed ages could have been more enforced. On some playgrounds, only certain ages could go in. But, it seemed as though the rule was ignored. Besides that, the park was very fun and amusing. It is definitely one of the best spots in Chicago, especially for children.

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