The 606 Bloomingdale Trail Park in Chicago

Construction-Begins-Bloomingdale-Trail-1The abandoned freight line that cuts diagonally across Chicago will soon be a beautiful green-lined recreational trail.

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Construction has officially begun on the Bloomingdale Trail—now renamed The 606—which will be a 2.7 mile elevated recreational area connecting 5 area local parks and neighborhoods in a seamless way.

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Plans to turn the abandoned freight line into a community park and recreation trail began a decade ago. With construction now underway, Chicagoans will be able to take advantage of the new amenities in a little over a year. The 2.7 mile park, which is designed by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates.

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