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Millennium Park Is Partially Reopening Today

By Colby Smith

Millennium Park Is Partially Reopening Today

The park will be open everyday from 8 am to 9 pm.

Chicago continues its gradual reopening of the city today with a partial reopening of Millennium Park. As with the recent re-openings of Navy Pier and the Riverwalk, there will be some restrictions in place.

Last week, the City of Chicago reopened a number of facilities to the pubic that were previously closed since the beginning of the state-mandated stay-at-home order in March. Recently, the city reopened most parks and libraries, Navy Pier, and the Riverwalk.

Today, the city is continuing its reopening process with Millennium Park.

“Millennium Park is one of Chicago’s great attractions and we are tremendously excited to have it take this first step in cautious reopening,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot said in a press release.

“As we continue to navigate the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis, our hope is to be able to take even further measures over the coming weeks and months to allow residents and visitors alike to enjoy its array of wonderful and iconic features in a way that’s engaging and fun, while also being safe for themselves and the broader public.”

Areas in the park that will be accessible by the public include:

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  • Boeing Galleries
  • Chase Promenades
  • Lurie Garden
  • The Crown Fountain (without water works)
  • The Park Grill (open but with limited to-go service)
  • Wrigley Square (without water works)

Those areas that remain closed to the public include:

  • BP Bridge
  • McDonald’s Cycle Center
  • The Great Lawn
  • Welcome Center

When at the park, visitors must wear masks, practice social distancing, and limit groups to fewer than 10 people. Lime-green-shirt wearing attendants will be present to kindly remind visitors to abide by these rules.

To enter the park, visitors will need to do so at Madison Street and Michigan Avenue.

See more: 75 Excellent Things To Do In June In Chicago

[Featured image: @muzammilo via Unsplash]