~ August 14th - 606 / Bloomingdale Trail
WHEN: Friday, August 14th - 11am-12PM.
WHERE: Meet at 1836 N. Ridgeway, Chicago, IL
Please note that the maximum number of attendees is 30 so we are accepting people on a first come first serve basis.
The 606 is a decade in the making.
Despite the neighborhood’s historic boulevards, Logan Square needed an additional 99 acres of active open space just to be brought up to City minimums. The City’s proposal to convert the Bloomingdale Line to a park was included in the 2004 Logan Square Open Space Plan, which prompted the Chicago Department of Transportation to begin applying for federal transportation funding for the project.
The park and trail system is also the signature project of Mayor Emanuel and his push to create 800 new parks, recreation areas and green spaces throughout Chicago. The City of Chicago and The Chicago Park District, and The Trust for Public Land have provided the financial, cooperative, and logistical strength to move this public-private partnership from a dream into reality.
The 606 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.
This is a very interesting tour that we are sure you will enjoy and learn a lot from.
RSVP: On or before Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Larry Mestan – CMAA Chicago Chapter Secretary
Waiver: CMO JV requires each visitor to complete a Visitor Release Form (See attached). Please email completed forms to email address below and/or bring a hard copy day of event.
Please note: This is an active construction site. All visitors must bring, and wear the following Personal Protective Equipment: Hard Hat, Safety Glasses, Reflective vest or Hi-Vis shirt, Gloves, and Hard-Sole boots/ shoes; must wear pants. You will not be permitted to participate on the tour without any of the above.