The 606: We're taking Chicago's legacy of great parks to new heights
The 606 builds on our city's reputation for innovation and creativity in yet another great Chicago icon. An unused, elevated rail line that once physically separated four neighborhoods will now knit them together, connecting thousands of children and their families, nature, and our community. This park and trail system brings together elevated trails for bikers and runners, art installations, and creative plantings and design to create an urban oasis and a new way to explore Chicago.
Change the way you see our city
The 606 – named for the 606 zip code prefix all Chicagoans share – includes the nearly three-mile elevated Bloomingdale Trail and the five ground-level neighborhood parks that will be linked to it. Two new parks will be created, and three existing parks will see improvements, including trail access. This park and trail system runs along Bloomingdale Ave (1800 N), from Ridgeway Ave (3750 W) on the west to Ashland Ave (1600 W) on the east, and will eventually extend east to the Chicago River. The project connects the Bucktown, Wicker Park, Logan Square, and Humboldt Park neighborhoods on Chicago's Northwest side.
Groundbreaking on the trail is scheduled for this summer, and the first phase of the project will open in the fall of 2014. Please note: as we move into construction, the upper level and portions of some parks will be closed to the public. Please observe all posted signage.