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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 $60 million, including rebuilding an underground parking lot.
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  • The Maggie Daley Park is just next door to the more famous Millennium park. It has an ice skating rink, as well many kids play areas. Great views of downtown Chicago from it. 
    The Maggie Daley Park is just next door to the more famous Millennium park. It has an ice skating rink, as well many kids play areas. Great views of downtown Chicago from it.  more »
  • Love the park, has a wonderful time walking through it and seeing all of what Chicago has to offer as I walked the loop and enjoyed the places I saw along the way. 
    Love the park, has a wonderful time walking through it and seeing all of what Chicago has to offer as I walked the loop and enjoyed the places I saw along the way.  more »
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  • What an awesome park for the kids and its free. It's a collection of small playgrounds in one giant park. You have parks arranged by the age of your child, the entrances to these little playgrounds have signs with the recommended age limits. You have wall/rock climbing with a roller rink around it for skates or blades (must pay to climb and skate). There is also a pirate ship themed playground. The biggest playground area has a two giant bridge structures with slides and other activities within it. You also have tennis courts for adults and kids. Mini golf which you must pay to play. Fun times.
  • What an extraordinary spot! At long last returned, yet not completely. The youngsters' region is as yet under isolate limitations. The skating strip is open! What a pleasant time for everybody + single individuals, father's and little girls, whole families-all were out appreciating either skating or bike. Staff at the rental work area were productive and amicable. Extremely perfect conveniences, in addition to the rental storage spaces were reasonable, 3$, and open enough for a standard knapsack and a couple of shoes (tight fit yet it worked!). Rental skates were consistent with size, worked appropriately, and were CLEAN. At last, malignancy survivor garden was open, however very little in blossom this season. Still exceptionally quiet, clean, and very much kept up with.

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