Feb. 28 was Leap Day Eve. Maggie C. Daley Park is a downtown park which is between Columbus Drive and North Lake Shore Drive, and between East Washington Street and East Randolph Street. It is east of Millennium Park. People “leapt at the chance” (accepted the opportunity that the warm temperatures provided) to view the art in Maggie C. Daley Park.
Leap Day Eve temperatures, which were in the low 60s, broke a 121 years old record for Chicago on this date. After enduring temperatures below 30 degrees for most of this year, and staying indoors as much as possible, many people (Chicagoans and visitors) ventured outside. They went outdoors to walk, participate in recreational activities, and to view art.
Maggie C. Daley Park, which was founded in 2014, is one of Chicago’s, newer parks. This park has tripod-mounted lighting. (This is Modern Style architecture.) Although the grass in this park is now brown, in warm weather this grass supports colorful and somewhat unusual plants. (This is Naturalism Style art.) Many ground-hugging logs provide artistic, but not necessarily functional adornment.
On Leap Day Eve, many people enjoyed the skating ribbon. Many children enjoyed unique rides. This park has about three climbing walls, but entrances to these walls were closed.
On the immediate outskirts of this park, within 20 feet-50 feet are metallic gazebos. There are three of them just east of Maggie C. Daley Park. The one closest to East Randolph Street is the Cancer Survivors Pavilion.
Many people realized that it is still February, so it is extremely likely that temperatures will return to normal in March. There will be more snow. There will be more wind.