There’s a new park in town– and no, it’s not Millennium Park.
Maggie Daley Park will be joining Chicago’s lakefront as a family-friendly new destination on Chicago’s gorgeous lakefront. Located along the northern edge of Grant Park, the 20 acres of land that used to be Daley Bicentennial Plaza.
East of Millennium Park, which it is connected to via Frank Gehry’s BP Bridge across Columbus Drive, Maggie Daley Park has been planned to be a children’s play space. While the park removed 877 trees from it’s corner of Grant Park, more than 1,000 trees will be planted as construction progresses. These new trees will be of a much broader variety, making them resistant to diseases while attracting different wildlife to the park. The park will also have climbing sculptures and a skating ribbon.
The park is projected to be open to the public as soon as Winter 2014. We can’t wait!
Check out these photos, below, of the future plans for and current construction progress on the site.