Youth Escort Policy

Effective May 20, 2022, the Chicago Park District has enacted the following Youth Escort Policy for Maggie Daley Park.

For the comfort and safety of all visitors, Maggie Daley Park has put in place a youth escort policy for entrance to and presence in the Park after 6 p.m. on all Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Maggie Daley Park visitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult who is at least 21 years of age during these hours. An adult who is at least 21 years of age may escort up to four minor guests. Guests may be asked to present a valid photo identification card, such as a driver’s license, state ID, student ID, or military ID, upon entering Maggie Daley Park. Maggie Daley Park reserves the right to implement the youth escort policy on other days and at other times, on an as-needed basis, when justified by objective circumstances demonstrating a substantial likelihood of large gatherings of unsupervised youths. Youths under the age of 18 may enter the Park unaccompanied while the youth escort policy is in effect if they (1) are engaged in employment at Maggie Daley Park; or (2) are attending an official school, religious, or other recreational activity supervised by adults and sponsored by the Chicago Park District, the City of Chicago, a civic organization, or another similar entity that takes responsibility for the minor.

Climbing Wall Pricing

Climbing Wall Pricing

Climbing Wall Hours & Pricing

  • Open 7 days a week  May 24th -Labor Day
    • Sunday – Thursday – 11am-5pm
    • Friday – Sunday 11am-6pm

First Time Climbers – we strongly recommend starting with an Auto Belay

All first time climbers will be given a certification course before they climb. Climbers returning from last season will also have to complete a certification course or pass a belay check.

Price includes equipment: harness and shoes

Auto Belays – suggested for first time and beginner climbers                              

30 minutes

Top Rope Climbing

*45-60 minute certification course, unlimited climb time

$20 +tax



$29 +tax


*15 minute certification course, unlimited climb time

$15  +tax
Climbing is a two person sport, so while we have instructors to offer certification and private lessons, we recommend coming with a friend for bouldering, top rope climbing, and lead rope climbing. For other tips and answers to frequently asked questions, view our Frequently Asked Questions.


Additional Climbing Options

Adaptive Climbing $9 +tax
Private Belayers $45/hour +tax
Belay/Boulder Check $15 +tax
Certified Climber Daily Fee $15 +tax

Helmet, harness, shoes

Chalk bag


$5,$5,$5 + tax

$5 + tax

Groups over 10 people bouldering or top rope climbing, must have a reservation in advance. Please call 312.552.3000 ext. 111 or email for more information.


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