1610 W. Bloomingdale Ave., Chicago IL 60622
One of Chicago’s newest green spaces sits above four different neighborhoods of the city on what used to be a railroad line. As train traffic slowed on the near northwest side of Chicago in the 1990s, people began to rethink how this land could be used for the people of the neighborhoods it served. The result is The 606, an elevated linear trail and park system that runs along the Bloomingdale Trail for 2.7 miles between Ashland Avenue and Ridgeway Street and serves four different neighborhoods of Chicago. There are 12 access points, approximately every quarter-mile, and a total of 17 access ramps, all of which are accessible to people with disabilities. To make the vision a reality, The Trust for Public Land worked with the City of Chicago, Chicago Park District and dozens of other groups to help create this innovative park space for thousands of residents and visitors alike. The park and trail system brings together arts, history, design, trails for bikers, runners, and walkers, event spaces, alternative transportation avenues, and green, open space for neighbors, Chicagoans, and the world. We look forward to sharing The 606 with you and your family.
Hours of OperationDaily from 6am-11pm