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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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  • It’s fun to skate outside, this is a small oval with uneven grade; groups of teens clog traffic by standing around instead of skating, the ice gets choppy very quickly. Free if you bring your own skat...  more »
  • This hidden gem was the highlight of our trip for our toddler boys who are very active. The playground has activities for different age ranges and kept my boys actively engaged for hours. I wish I had...  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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