The WISCH LIST
By Dave Wischnowsky
Your kids have probably already motored about the Museum of Science & Industry. Odds are they’ve pressed their faces up against the glass at Shedd Aquarium to watch the underwater wildlife. And they may have marveled at the stars spread across the ceiling at Adler Planetarium.
Perhaps they want to do all again.
Or maybe they’d like to try something different in Chicago – and you would too. If that’s the case, here are a few of the best places to take kids in the city, some of which you may not know about.
Maggie Daley Park
My wife and I don’t have kids. But we do have nephews. And on Labor Day weekend, we took them, along my brother and sister-in-law, to Chicago’s new downtown playground covering the swath of land between Millennium Park and Lake Shore Drive.
Maggie Daley Park (337 E. Randolph St.) is quite the wondrous space, especially for kids, as it offers a Play Garden with attractions designed for ages 2-5 (The Watering Hole and The Harbor), ages 5-12 (The Sea and The Slide Crater) and all ages (The Wave Lawn and Enchanted Forest). There’s also a climbing wall and a roller skating ribbon that becomes an ice rink during wintertime. With wide green spaces, a food cart and incredible views of the Chicago skyline, your family could easily while away an entire afternoon.
For more information, visit maggiedaleypark.com.