CHICAGO (AP) - A new park along Chicago’s lakefront named for late former first lady Maggie Daley has been dedicated.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined members of the Daley family for the dedication Saturday.
Emanuel says the park reflects Maggie Daley’s life and legacy: “graceful, full of life and one-of-a-kind.”
The 20-acre park is located between Randolph and Monroe streets west of Lake Shore Drive. It includes a 40-foot-tall rock-climbing wall, a play garden and an ice-skating area that’s open in non-ice skating months for walking, running, roller skates/blades and scooters.
The park was funded with $40 million from the Chicago Park District and $20 million in private donations.
Maggie Daley was the wife of former Mayor Richard M. Daley. She died in 2011 after a long fight with breast cancer.
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