Thursday, June 4, 2015

The606 - Featuring the Bloomingdale Trail - Opens This Weekend

The long awaited 606, with the elevated 2.7 mile Bloomingdale Trail as the diamond in the crown, will open this weekend. The weekend is full of numerous events to celebrate this major civic achievement in Chicago. Saturday is the 606 Festival at Humboldt Boulevard which is great day-long party to celebrate the unveiling of the 606. The 606 Festival starts at 10 a.m. and runs until 9 p.m.

The Illinois Bicycle Lawyers at Keating Law Offices are one of the community partners taking part in the event and sponsoring the 606 Photo Booth where attendees can take free professional pictures on a literal red carpet and then instantly share their photos via a social media kiosk. The 606 Festival at Humboldt Boulevard will also include two music stages, beer, food vendors, SummerDance, and other fun activities. 

Attorney Mike Keating is a long time supporter of "rails-to-trails" programs. Attorney Keating said: 
"It is truly a dream come true that the Bloomingdale Trail and the whole 606 is finally being unveiled. This project shows what Chicago can do when we "make no little plans" and choose to dream big. What was once a stretch of unused railway will now be a nearly three mile long park that connects Chicago. I couldn't be prouder of Chicago." 
You can learn more about the 606, the Bloomindgale Trail, and this weekend's events at The 606 website describes Chicago's latest public space as follows: 
Opening June 6, 2015, The 606 takes Chicago’s legacy of great parks to new heights. The 606 has the elevated 2.7-mile Bloomingdale Trail as its centerpiece; when fully built out, the trail will be connected to six neighborhood parks at ground level, a wheel-friendly event plaza, an observatory, art installations, educational programming and other amenities. Set above city streets, it’s a new way to explore Chicago on trails for biking, running and strolling. The 606 also connects parks, people, and communities; what once physically separated four neighborhoods now will knit them together and attract visitors from throughout Chicago and beyond. Imaging block after block of uninterrupted trails. Kids will learn to ride their bikes up here, commuters will find a new shortcut to work, and neighbors will make new friends. The 606 will change what it means to go to the park. The 606 runs along Bloomingdale Avenue (1800N) on Chicago’s northwest side, and is a partnership between the City of Chicago, The Chicago Park District and not-for-profit The Trust for Public Land. 
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