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.

Tennis Courts

Tennis Courts

Tennis Court Hours – Open April 8, 2024

Tennis Courts are open daily 7:00 am – 9:00 pm – Open April 8, 2024

Pickleball Courts are open for Open Play, Monday-Friday 9:15 am – 11:45 am – Open April 8, 2024

Participants must register at

Tennis courts are on a first come first serve basis, please use the court for 1 hour starting on the hour. Pickleball may be played on Court #1 with own equipment.

For information on permits please call 312.742.3918

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make a court reservation?

  • Please call 312-742-3918 to make a reservation
  • Reservations are made through an athletic permit. Reservations must be made 5 days in advance.

How will tennis court lights operate?

  • Tennis court lights will be on while the tennis courts are open
  • Court hours are Monday – Sunday, 7:00 am – 9:00 pm

Are lessons available?

Are permanent court times available?

  • Yes, you can apply for an athletic permit through the Chicago Park District, Maggie Daley Park office
  • The Chicago Park District reserves the right to alter this pricing policy at any time

Can an outside instructor teach lessons on the court?

No, private teaching is only permitted when authorized by the Chicago Park District

What are the court regulations?

  • The tennis courts at Maggie Daley Park are available for walk-up use at no charge
  • Play on all courts will begin and end each hour on the hour
  • Please do not enter courts until you are permitted to play. All players should relinquish their court on the hour
  • No more than five balls are allowed on one court at a time, except for programs offered by Chicago Park District instructors
  • Proper tennis attire is required and tennis shoes must be worn on the court at all times
  • Private tennis instruction must obtain an athletic permit through the Chicago Park District
  • No food, glass, or alcoholic beverages are permitted
  • No bicycles, rollerblades, or skateboards on the courts. Please use the bike racks to lock up bikes.
  • Courts are for tennis and pickleball only


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