Maggie Daley Park
Maggie Daley Park
4.5

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The area
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Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.
How to get there
  • Randolph/Wabash • 8 min walk
  • Adams/Wabash • 8 min walk
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Kathy D
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Family
We showed up to skate and accidentally forgot one pair of skates in our hotel room out of 4 total. We were sent on a wild goose chase to get a pair of skates. Literally walked all the way to the front of the park and back. We finally found the right place and even though, we wasted an hour, they told us it would be $22 for my daughter to rent a pair of skates, even with the wrist band we already bought. It is just sad that they have no customer service. The property manager and GM just told us…”that’s the policy.” I would not recommend skating here. If you make any mistake, they will not help you. It isn’t their policy to do so.
Written 4 February 2023
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gracetales
Grand Rapids, MI39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
Outlined in trees close to Lake Michigan stands a magical pirate ship type play structure, a crossing bridge, slides, and spiderweb swings. A skate ribbon surrounds the park. Rentals for skates and the climbing wall gear are near the entrance. A magical paradise where kids meet kids, families meet families and kids stay in motion. We also appreciated the cultural diversity of the area. Some seating is available for family members choosing to watch the activity. Pack a light lunch, favorite snacks, and water to fuel your family's active play. A family favorite after dance classes at Joffery Ballet.
Written 11 March 2020
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JoeNathan9249
Saint Paul, MN5,947 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Having been to Chicago many times, I'd say this is the #1 free place in the city to go with 5-12 year olds (with possible exception of Lincoln Park Zoo).

There are a number of free towers, slides, and other very creative places for kids to play; plenty of benches for adults to sit in, and some other options like a climbing wall and bunji jump if you want to spend a bit of $.

Easy to get to on public transportation or uber. Not a "hidden" gem but definitely a gem.
Written 9 July 2022
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Shelliu
Hilton Head, SC4,088 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Family
Fun and very busy. Most of the park is for 5-12 year olds. The little ones (2-3yr olds) can still have fun but need someone with them all the tine as there were quite a few tough big kids. Beautiful view of the lake, a rock wall and mini golf in the spring & summer. Open year round buy during the very cold of snow, the main slides and areas are closed.
Written 1 March 2020
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kristinalisan
Sacramento, CA75 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
It's a delightful skating ribbon, so absolutely go. When you get in line, check the zamboni schedule. Even better, buy your tickets in advance and pay the extra to skip the line. I say "in advance" because, as one of the attendants told me, the app is very hard to use.
Written 16 January 2020
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smalltown_IA
Joice, IA24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
We had a wonderful night of skating at the Maggie Daley Ice Ribbon. We were able to reserve our spots and skate rentals online.
The ice ribbon at night is holiday magic. You feel like you are in a Christmas movie. The beautiful lights in the trees and buildings set the scene. There was fun Christmas music playing. People of all ages and skating abilities were on the ice and it seemed all we’re having a wonderful time.
Written 1 January 2023
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Jane S
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
The 5 year old in the group exclaimed it was "the best day ever!" If you have younger children you will need to plan enough time at the park. It is a hour plus to do it correctly. Know where the bathrooms are before you start to play. We found port-a-potties behind reflection garden but we had to search.
Written 20 April 2022
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Trail822871
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
My sister and I were in Chicago on March 11th and had the opportunity to skate at the ribbon. We are older, senior skaters and have enjoyed ice skating at other venues such as Rockefeller Center and Central Park. It’s a great venue and the staff was courteous. However, the rental skates are not maintained and are not safe because they don’t keep them sharpened. It seemed the only people enjoying skating had brought their own skates. Everyone else was hanging on to the side rail for help to just make it around once. My sister ended up at urgent care with a torn tendon in her left wrist after making only one trip around the ribbon holding the rail the whole time. On my second trip around the ribbon I tried letting go of the rail only to fall almost immediately and end up with two fractured ribs.
Written 24 March 2023
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Marina M
Miami, FL228 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Couples
Did the ice skating ribbon. Very fast service and limited crowd size with timed entry reservations. Safe place to store shoes but no lockers (don’t bring bags). Gorgeous view of city skyline.
Written 16 December 2020
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Razorfish
Little Rock, AR5,259 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Business
My wife and I visited Millennium Park during my free afternoon of my business conference in Chicago this past July. After seeing the Bean and Lurie Garden we walked over the pedestrian bridge to Maggie Daley Park. It is a kid friendly park with many activities for children. The Park is a relaxing area for a leisurely walk.
Written 1 September 2022
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