As part of a plan to bring more open space to Chicago’s northwest side, the city converted the abandoned Bloomingdale Rail Line into a 2.7-mile linear park.

First proposed in 2004 as part of the Logan Square Open Space Plan, the park had widespread community support and input from the beginning. Public input helped develop the park’s design, function, and aesthetics. The 606—named for the zip code prefix that all Chicagoans share—opened in 2015, connecting four diverse neighborhoods, and bringing together arts, history, and design. The park and trail system includes elevated trails for bikers, runners, and walkers; four access parks at the ground level; event spaces; alternative transportation avenues; and green, open space for Chicago. The 606 is a public-private partnership between the City of Chicago, the Chicago Park District, and the Trust for Public Land.

Project Details

Infrastructure Type Railway
Status Open / Ongoing
Opening June 2015
Size 20 acres, 2.7 miles
Design Team Collins Engineering, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Frances Whitehead
Management

Managed and operated by the Chicago Park District in partnership with the Trust for Public Land and the City of Chicago

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