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Key Issues

  • Well-designed parks are an essential part of livable cities.
  • Parks like the 606 and Maggie Daley Park take new approaches to urban recreational space.
  • The expansion of the Riverwalk is bringing vibrant new public space to the Chicago River.

About This Topic

Chicago’s playscapes - parks, playgrounds and green spaces - bring Chicagoans and visitors outside to play.

Not only does magnificent architecture play a role in crafting a dynamic urban environment, playscapes offer locals and visitors opportunities to engage with the city in new ways. From major spaces like Millennium Park and Maggie Daley Park to neighborhood-based play spaces like Humboldt Park and Fullerton Beach, Chicago provides venues for adults and kids to get outside.