For the second time in two weeks, a skate park has opened in Grant Park. In this case, it was the ice skating ribbon at Maggie Daley Park (337 East Randolph Street), the northeast corner of Grant Park formerly known as Daley Bicentennial Plaza.
While much of the 20-acre complex remains under construction, the star of the show — the ice skating ribbon — opened to the public on Saturday. Chicago Architecture Blog photographer Milosh Kosanovich was there. He predicts that when Maggie Daley Park fully opens, it will be very popular. In fact, it was the talk of Millennium Park, the former star of the Chicago lakefront, with people eagerly trying to find their way from one to the other.
He also noted that some of the physical designs of the park, like the light standards and the garage ventilation shafts, look odd. But perhaps once the park is fully built those will be marginalized.
Take a look at Milosh’s photographs of opening day in the slideshow below.