Free Fall Festival at Maggie Daley Park
When: Sat, Oct 19, 2019 from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Where: Maggie Daley Park 337 E. Randolph St.
Join us for a fun, family fest filled with fall activities, crafts, and much more family fun. After the fest at 5p.m., join us as we are lead to the Arts in the Dark Parade. Best of all it is free!
Located in the Loop community, Maggie Daley is a new 20-acre park located on the spot of the former Daley Bicentennial Plaza. Maggie Daley Park connects to Millennium Park via the BP Pedestrian Bridge.
Today, Maggie Daley is a magnificent recreation center offering a children’s playground, a climbing wall, mini golf, picnic groves, a skating ribbon, tennis courts and a formal garden. The Maggie Daley fieldhouse hosts Chicago Park District programming, including the Park District’s popular Summer Day Camp.
In 2012, the Chicago Park District construction of Maggie Daley Park. For decades, a surface parking lot occupied this site with a portion of the Illinois Central’s sunken rail yard. In the mid-1970s, the Chicago Park District replaced the old park lot with the Richard J. Daley Bicentennial Plaza, a complex that provided a new 3700-car underground garage and recreational facilities.
In 2009, the Park District hired Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates to design the new park space. Serving as a counterpoint to the symmetry and formality of Grant Park, the design incorporates curvilinear forms, dramatic topography, and many whimsical elements.
The Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners renamed the site in honor of Maggie C. Daley (1943 – 2011) Chicago’s longtime first lady.