Maggie Daley Park will be the result of reimagining and renovating over 2o acres of Grant Park, including Daley Bicentennial Plaza. Click here to read about the North Grant Park site’s history, existing conditions, and the vision for its future.
Click here to view a variety of images related to the new park, including a visual history of the site, photographs of existing conditions, and graphics shown at public meetings. The latest plans for the park can be viewed here.

Construction on Maggie Daley Park began October 2012. Click here to read about progress updates and view webcam images of the construction.


January 2015 Construction Update


After months of hard work, Maggie Daley Park is finally open to the public! The Ice Ribbon was officially opened on December 13 and has been a great success so far. Along with the Ice Ribbon, the majority of the Play Garden is open for use and the park pathways and picnic areas are ready for visitors. The site can now be accessed from Upper Randolph Street, the corner of Monroe Street and Columbus Drive, as well as from Millennium Park, via the BP Bridge. Over the winter months, construction crews will continue their work throughout the site, finishing details and completing those areas not yet ready for public access. The majority of the remaining work will take place in Peanut Park throughout winter and early spring. Once the ground has thawed, the remaining trees, shrubs, and perennials will be installed throughout the park. Check the Project Webcams to keep track of the daily activities on the site.


October 2014 Construction Update

As each week goes by, exciting new progress is being made at Maggie Daley Park. The Ice Ribbon has now been completely formed and the final setup of the system is underway. Trees, shrubs, and perennials are being dotted throughout the site, and the final shapes of the picnic groves are being developed. The most prominent developments are the Light Masts and the formation of the climbing walls. The 50 foot tall Light Masts will create a “moon-lit” glow across the lawn valleys once the final installation and aiming of light fixtures has been completed. The climbing walls, with a unique panel design, are being pieced together and new portions are going as in each day. Significant progress has been made in the Play Garden over the last month, with the erection of the 30’ tall Suspension Bridge Towers and the beginnings of the play surface installation. Check the Project Webcams to keep track of the daily progress.