Out and About with Compass: Maggie Daley Park

Posted by Emma Johnson on 6/21/16 9:44 AM

Topics: Local Focus & Events

Maggie Daley Park, located in the northeast corner of Grant Park in Chicago, just east of the beautiful Millennium Park, is a downtown spot that’s not to be missed! Occupying a prominent piece of lakefront land, the park, designed by a world-renowned team of architects, with the valuable input of the community, has some amazing and unique features you’ll only find here.

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The design of the park works to unify the man-made elements to the natural topography of the land. The designers aimed to make the park experience as comfortable as possible by providing sun and shaded areas, and it highlights other natural elements like wind and water. The park is easily accessible with many pathways that accommodate a wide variety of needs.

Children of many ages will enjoy exploring here! There’s unique playground elements including a suspended bridge and a large twisty slide. Sloped rubber flooring makes climbing to the various playground elements a fun challenge, and the other architectural features make the park visually interesting. You’ll find a climbing wall, a play garden, and other seasonal elements like ice skating in the winter, and water play in the summer. The park is easily accessible by public transportation, and there are restrooms, picnic areas, and a concession stand too. Be sure to add Maggie Daley Park to your summer bucket list!

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