Youth Escort Policy

Effective May 20, 2022, the Chicago Park District has enacted the following Youth Escort Policy for Maggie Daley Park. Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult (21 years and older) after 6pm, Thursday through Sunday — and may be asked to present a valid ID. The adult must be present for the duration of the visit and may escort up to four young people.

Great Lawn

Great Lawn

Located in the center of the park, the Great Lawn serves as downtown Chicago’s backyard. The 31,000-square-foot lawn space includes two points of access to water as well as access to electricity. The Great Lawn is ideal for large events such as festivals, corporate events, and sporting events.

  • Price: $1200/hour; minimum of four hours

Event Application Form

Ideal Event Types:

  • 5k’s, 10k’s, Fun Runs
  • Large activations
  • Corporate outings
  • Festivals


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