Millennium Park open
On Monday, June 15 Millennium Park reopened
Millennium Park has reopened with entrance and exit at secured locations with capacity limits (see below). The park is open daily, 8am to 9pm, for groups of 10 persons or less who practice physical distancing and wear face coverings. The public restrooms at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion are closed and a limited number of port-a-loos and handwashing stations have been added at Chase Promenade North.
Patrons are required to follow social distancing rules and are required to wear a face covering at all times in the parks as well as follow all other other City of Chicago Covid-19 health and safety guidelines.
While in-person programming is limited this summer, the Millennium Park at Home series is showcasing the Parks’ music, arts and recreation programming.
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Millennium Park open – Daily, 8am to 9pm:
- Chase Promenades – with views of Cloud Gate (also known as “The Bean”) from Chase Promenade Central
- Boeing Galleries and exhibitions
- Lurie Garden (without water feature)
- Crown Fountain (without water feature)
- Wrigley Square (without water feature)
- BP Bridge between Millennium Park and Maggie Daley Park is closed
- There is a construction project just north/west of the Lurie Garden. When that project is finished then the area there will be open including the Great Lawn in Millennium Park.
Entrance and Exit locations and capacity restrictions
The only open entrance to Millennium Park is at Michigan Ave. and Madison St. The only open exit is at Michigan Ave. and Washington St. Both the entrance and exit have accessible ramps. The entrance and exit will be staffed to ensure one-way park access, monitor capacity and reinforce physical distancing and mask wearing.
If capacity is reached within the Park, entrances will temporarily close. Guests will be asked to wait in physically-distanced lines for entry into the park.
Physical distancing ambassadors, wearing lime green shirts
Additionally, physical distancing ambassadors, wearing lime green shirts, will help provide information and remind patrons of the need to stay 6 feet (about 2 meters) apart.
Food & Beverage
At this time, food concessions are closed. The Park Grill Café will open soon for limited to-go service.
Millennium Park open – Closed areas
At this time, the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, the Great Lawn, the Welcome Center, the McDonald’s Cycle Center and the BP Bridge between Millennium Park and Maggie Daley Park remain closed. There is a construction project just north/west of the Lurie Garden. When that project is finished then the area there will be open including the Great Lawn in Millennium Park.
General Millennium Park Rules
Please observe the Millennium Park Rules (PDF) to ensure that everyone’s visit is enjoyable.
Please refer to the Chicago Department of Public Heath’s website, , for the latest local updates on the response to COVID-19.
Visit Plan Your Visit for more information about where to enter/exit the park and which facilities are open.
The City of Chicago uses passive electronic sensors to count visitors in Millennium Park. All data collected by these sensors is anonymized at a hardware level and will never be used for any purpose other than visitor counting. You may opt out of this program of by disabling wireless network scanning on your devices.