By John Dodge
CHICAGO (CBS) — After a successful opening of the Maggie Daley Park playground and ice skating ribbon late last year, the next big attraction–the trio of climbing walls–is nearing completion.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Dry And Quiet Tuesday Night
Opening day has yet to be finalized, but a park district official says to expect the attraction to be operating next month.
The image below was taken on Monday morning from the park’s construction camera.
The three, multi-paneled walls, which are located inside the ribbon, have climbing holds in place.Riviera Country Club In Orland Park Ordered Closed; Couples Say They Put Down Money With Operator Who Turned Out To Be Convicted Scammer
The walls appear to be designed for a variety of skill levels.
The ice on the ribbon, which officially opened in December, is gone for the season. It will be re-opened for roller skaters in the spring.
The ice rink was wildly successful, with the skate rental lines winding deep into the park on weekends. While there is a charge for skate rental, admission to the ice is free, making it almost worth buying your own stakes to avoid the lines.MORE NEWS: Concert Venue Metro Requiring Proof Of COVID-19 Vaccination For All Events
The playground has been open since November, as part of the phased opening of the park.