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.



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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