Mayor Emanuel, Chicago Park District Announce Opening of Climbing Walls at Maggie Daley Park


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Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Park District General Superintendent Michael P. Kelly today announced the opening of the Malkin-Sacks Climbing Walls at Maggie Daley Park.

“I’m pleased that another unique feature of Maggie Daley Park is now open to the public for the enjoyment of Chicago’s residents and visitors,” said Mayor Emanuel. “The climbing walls, which are one of the largest public outdoor climbing structures in the world, is another example of the investments we’re making in our parks, playgrounds and recreational spaces in neighborhoods across Chicago to create a richer quality of life for all of our residents.”

The maximum height of the Malkin-Sacks Rock Climbing Walls is approximately 40 feet over a total surface area of 19,000 square feet. Between 25 and 100 climbers can use the climbing walls at one time.

“The completion of the climbing walls at Maggie Daley Park adds another wonderful feature to an amazing park,” said Superintendent Kelly. “This unique structure with climbing opportunities for all skill levels is certain to be a major attraction for residents and tourists alike.”

More information available here.


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