Chicago Park District Mask Policy

Effective February 28, 2022, face coverings will not be required for Park District patrons, with limited exceptions detailed below.

While face coverings are not required in most settings, we strongly recommend that individuals continue to wear face coverings if they are unvaccinated or immunocompromised, or if they are interacting with people that are unvaccinated, including children under the age of five.

Masks will still be required during all transportation on buses or other vehicles.

*  Please also note that parks located in Chicago Public School (CPS) buildings must follow CPS mask policy which currently requires masks in all indoor settings.

Many patrons and employees may choose to continue to wear a mask – please be kind to anyone that makes this choice. We fully support and encourage any patron or employee that makes the decision to continue wearing a mask.



The Chicago Park District is committed to making its facilities accessible to and usable by all patrons and visitors. This commitment is ongoing, proactive and intended to meet the needs of a diversity of park patrons with disabilities.

The accessibility features within Maggie Daley Park include:

  • Wheelchair and stroller-friendly park entrances and paved pathways throughout. Ascending and descending paved pathways meet or exceed Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements for running slopes.
  • Fieldhouse power door entry, wide hallways and modern bathrooms provide enhanced access for wheelchair users and individuals with mobility limitations.
  • A poured in place soft surface base and play elements in the Play Garden that meet or exceed ADA minimum standards.
  • When in season, the Skating Ribbon offers a skate assist sled for use by skaters with physical disabilities and their companion skater.
  • Designated accessible parking is available on Randolph Street, and parking garages with street level elevator access are also available.

Learn more about the Chicago Park District’s disability policies, including how to request an accommodation (e.g. inclusion aide, sign language interpreter, alternative format, etc.), or how to file an ADA complaint.


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