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Maggie Daley Park, Chicago

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Maggie Daley Park is a 20-acre (81,000 m2) public park in the Loop community area of Chicago operated by the Chicago Park District. It is near the Lake Michigan shoreline in northeastern Grant Park where Daley Bicentennial Plaza previously stood. Maggie Daley Park, like its predecessor, is connected to Millennium Park by the BP Pedestrian Bridge. Designed by landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh, the park had its ceremonial ribbon cutting on December 13, 2014, and is named for Maggie Daley, the former first lady of the city who died of cancer in 2011. The park was almost entirely remade with multiple new features including a new field house, an ice skating ribbon, climbing walls, landscaping and children's playground. An older section of the park maintains a garden dedicated earlier to honor cancer survivors. The park is bounded by Randolph Street, Monroe, Columbus and Lake Shore Drives. Construction took 2 years and cost $60 million, including rebuilding an underground parking lot.
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  • The Maggie Daley Park is just next door to the more famous Millennium park. It has an ice skating rink, as well many kids play areas. Great views of downtown Chicago from it. 
    The Maggie Daley Park is just next door to the more famous Millennium park. It has an ice skating rink, as well many kids play areas. Great views of downtown Chicago from it.  more »
  • Love the park, has a wonderful time walking through it and seeing all of what Chicago has to offer as I walked the loop and enjoyed the places I saw along the way. 
    Love the park, has a wonderful time walking through it and seeing all of what Chicago has to offer as I walked the loop and enjoyed the places I saw along the way.  more »
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  • Simply magnificent. The best park for children and not so children in the city, its games are spectacular, great slides, ups and downs, suspension bridges, mirror mazes, hammocks, enchanted forest and more. Lots of fun and action for everyone! It has protective rubber floors and all the necessary warnings so that accidents do not occur. Spacious and comfortable spaces, so that all children can enjoy without inconvenience. If you have children it is a must place to visit.
  • Had a great time at Maggie Daley Park today so I thought I would share my experience. The kids in the park played very well together and there was plenty of space for all of them to have fun. Only complaint I have is parking near the park. It’s only a few places you are able to park so you may want to us public transport, walk, or ride share.

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