Maggie Daley Park | A Must Visit Next Time You’re in Chicago

Ahhhh, Maggie Daley Park! We’ve been a couple times in different seasons and have always had a good time. Surrounded by skyscrapers and nestled next to Millennium Park with a walking bridge over Columbus Drive is a beautifully designed and thoughtfully constructed park wonderland. Catch a 360-degree view of the Willis Tower, Big Red, the Hancock building, and Lake Michigan. You can even see some of the Navy Pier Ferris Wheel! Next time you head to Chicago, you will definitely want to have this park on your list of things to do. 



Features of Maggie Daley Park

It’s fun for all ages with 2 main play structures complete with 3 story towers, twisty slides, a suspension bridge, and unique swings and structures for younger children- lighthouse and boat. Explore the play garden, cancer survivor’s garden, walking paths, Rink café, and food carts. Nearby there are also bike and Segway rentals.


337 E Randolph Street – Chicago, IL 60601


There’s metered parking on upper Randolph St and garage parking in the Millennium Lakeside garage underneath the park- $13 for 12 hours!

Seasonal Attractions

Summertime offers incredible outdoor rock climbing, mini golf, bungee jumping, rollerblading and scooting on a smooth looped path, along with events. Wintertime flips the path into an ice skating ribbon. It’s about ½ mile long that loops you around the outdoor rock climbing wall and passes the Rink Café, which is a perfect spot to stop for hot chocolate.

Our Days Visiting The Park

We’ve wandered through the park on our way to the Art Institute or Michigan Ave shops and have also purposely spent the day there. There are ample tables if you want to snag takeout or BYO picnic. Our family has loved the skating/scooting ribbon, playground, play garden, and mini golf. Our trips to Chicago are never complete without a stop at the park!

See also: 20+ Things to Do with Your Family in Chicago, IL

Lyndsey Battaglia
Lyndsey was born and raised in New Orleans which instilled a deep passion for architecture, history, and FOOD. She and her husband James are proud graduates of UW-Madison. Go Badgers! They live in the Madison area with their 3 active children. Lyndsey is a freelance writer and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. When not working, she can be found running her kids around to swimming, ballet, basketball, and skiing. They all love new adventures, travel, cooking, being outdoors, reading, biking, and trying to keep up with their new puppy.


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