Along with the kick off to beach season, a number of other outdoor attractions are opening up in Chicago over Memorial Day weekend.
Maggie Daley Park is ready to welcome back visitors daily to its play area, skating ribbon, climbing walls, bungee and mini-golf course. Reservations are needed for the climbing walls. Be sure to check the park’s website before heading out, as some of the activities are weather dependent.
Garfield Park Conservatory’s 10 acres of outdoor gardens are now open, along with the indoor plant collection. Prebooked timed-entry is still in effect, though reservations have been increased from 60 minutes to 90 minutes to allow visitors time to maximize their indoor/outdoor experience.
Morton Arboretum’s new “Human+Nature” exhibit is making its debut this weekend, featuring a series of massive sculptures scattered throughout the grounds. The 15- to 26-foot-tall figures, created by artist Daniel Popper, celebrate the human connection to trees. Access to the exhibit is included with admission to the arboretum.