MAGGIE DALEY PARK DOWNTOWN CHICAGO

MAGGIE DALEY PARK DOWNTOWN CHICAGO

Maggie Daley Park is located in downtown Chicago alongside Lake Shore Drive. The 20-acre public park is just east of Millennium Park and officially opened to the public in December 2014. Named in honor of Maggie C. Daley, the former Chicago first lady who was adored for her devotion to improving the lives of children while simultaneously enriching the city with culture. The public park offers up everything from picnic groves to rock walls and a variety of landscapes and views.

Thanks to the varying landscape, Maggie Daley Park has a wide range of systems and techniques used for specific planting irrigation. In addition to the standard turf irrigation, the park also has high efficiency nozzles designed to irrigate the prairie plantings as they grow. While the need for irrigation in areas where plants are establishing will eventually wane, it will help develop a thriving prairie and may be used to assist during replanting or rehabilitation of other sorts.

In addition to the prairie irrigation, the park also makes use of a highly advanced drip irrigation system for the manicured, formal plantings. Distributed through emitters and placed under the mulch, the irrigation reduces evaporation and run off issues while also providing the required water for plants at their base.

The plantings previously mentioned, are joined by some one thousand newly planted trees located on site with drip irrigation guaranteed to help as the plants establish themselves over the next five years. In total, the irrigation system has miles of piping located underground, along with thousands of irrigation heads, and thousands of feet of drip line. What is unique is the system’s high-tech controller which monitors the weather and adjusts the system to meet the changes of the climate directly.