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A new and unique addition to Chicago's urban landscape, Maggie Daley Park provides an adventurous and playful space that features climbing walls, tennis courts, an ice-skating and walking ribbon, an enchanted forest and play areas, all set among grassy hills and valleys. With its 25 lakeside acres watched over by some of the city’s iconic skyscrapers, the park makes a bold statement on the melding of work and play in an urban environment.

1.5 Hours
BP Bridge, SE corner of Millennium Park Great Lawn

Part of the “Second Wave” of park design, Maggie Daley Park is both adjacent and complementary to Millennium Park. Our tour sets forth the landscape architect's vision for the project, as well as the story of how the “green roof” of a parking garage was cleared off and refilled with geo-foam, new trees and a host of seasonal plantings.

  • Although it's not required, we recommend making reservations in advance for this tour.
  • Ticket price includes entrance to the Chicago Architecture Center within 7 days of your tour. View the CAC's hours.
  • This tour is available for private bookings. Contact for more information.

Upcoming Maggie Daley Park Tours

Scheduled departures for this tour will return next season. To be notified when tickets for our next tour season go on sale, email