The aim of the project was to develop park uses and landscape experiences that reflect the evolving open space needs of downtown Chicago.
A 20-acre park formerly known as Daley Bicentennial Plaza is currently being transformed into a brand new space for Chicago residents.
When completed in 2015, this park will feature world-class amenities such as an ice skating rink, climbing walls and unique nautical play structures.
Maggie Daley Park creates a new world-class public landscape at a keystone location in the city. (Millennium Park, Buckingham Fountain, Museum Campus, the Art Institute of Chicago and Navy Pier are all within a short walk).
Currently, the Maggie Daley Park site is comprised of three discrete landscapes, each with their own character. These three individual areas will be redesigned as a cohesive, continuous park that serves as a destination in its own right while also creating strong, universally accessible landscape connections on both the north-south and east-west axes.
The primary goal of the creation of Maggie Daley Park is to develop park uses and landscape experiences that reflect the evolving open space needs of downtown Chicago. By establishing a network of park space that varies in scale and purpose, and that includes innovative play space, Maggie Daley Park will establish a distinctive presence that will significantly broaden the appeal and usefulness of Grant Park as a whole.