The 606

The 606 Chicago's elevated park and trail system, featuring the 2.7-mile long Bloomingdale Trail and ground-level parks. C'mon up! The 606 is a rails-to-trails project that is redefining what it means to go to the park.

We’ve turned an unused rail line into a lush, green playground. This mix of an elevated trail and neighborhood parks takes you right where Chicago lives. In 2.7 miles, you’ll experience six local parks and the cultures of four distinct neighborhoods. The 606 connects parks and people all along the way. An observatory, skate park, art installations and family education programs will mean new places

We’ve turned an unused rail line into a lush, green playground. This mix of an elevated trail and neighborhood parks takes you right where Chicago lives. In 2.7 miles, you’ll experience six local parks and the cultures of four distinct neighborhoods. The 606 connects parks and people all along the way. An observatory, skate park, art installations and family education programs will mean new places

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La Ultima Palabra: ‘Astro’ Joe Guzman
10/20/2021
La Ultima Palabra: ‘Astro’ Joe Guzman

La Ultima Palabra: ‘Astro’ Joe Guzman

Chicago at night is a dazzling sight — but the skyline and streetlamps that light up our evenings also make it harder to see the natural wonders of the night sky. Still, Chicago Astronomer founder Joe Guzman, better known as Astro Joe, says there’s plenty to see — you just need to know how to ...

Have you ever felt a ghostly presence? You are not alone.  Come out and listen to a collection of spooky ghost stories a...
10/20/2021

Have you ever felt a ghostly presence? You are not alone. Come out and listen to a collection of spooky ghost stories as told by Chicago residents in this self guided tour. Look for the Ghosts On the Bloomingdale Trail panels and scan the QR code to listen for free.
October 19th - November 15th

https://ghostsonthebt.webflow.io/

La Ultima Palabra: ‘Astro’ Joe Guzman
10/20/2021
La Ultima Palabra: ‘Astro’ Joe Guzman

La Ultima Palabra: ‘Astro’ Joe Guzman

Chicago at night is a dazzling sight — but the skyline and streetlamps that light up our evenings also make it harder to see the natural wonders of the night sky. Still, Chicago Astronomer founder Joe Guzman, better known as Astro Joe, says there’s plenty to see — you just need to know how to ...

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: Meet Erika Díaz
10/01/2021
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: Meet Erika Díaz

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: Meet Erika Díaz

The Chicago Park District is privileged to be comprised of a diverse team of professionals with eclectic cultural backgrounds, which help to influence how th...

Last chance to visit #Yarningdale at the 606 Bloomingdale Trail before its gone at the end of September.  This community...
09/24/2021

Last chance to visit #Yarningdale at the 606 Bloomingdale Trail before its gone at the end of September. This community-created art installation is located at the Humboldt Overlook

Last chance to visit #Yarningdale at the 606 Bloomingdale Trail before its gone at the end of September. This community-created art installation is located at the Humboldt Overlook

Join us this weekend for a special Saturday session with Chicago Astronomer and team at the Bloomingdale Trail's Exelon ...
09/24/2021

Join us this weekend for a special Saturday session with Chicago Astronomer and team at the Bloomingdale Trail's Exelon Observatory, located at the western trailhead, 1805 N. Ridgeway

09/23/2021

TAKE THE PLEDGE: Every community matters. Take #The77Pledge to help get 77% of Chicagoans 12y+ in ALL communities to have at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine series by the end of the year. Learn more at Chi.gov/77pledge. #WeCanChicago #ProtectChicago

Our favorite Chicago Astronomer and his team are back on The 606 Bloomingdale Trail tonight!
09/17/2021

Our favorite Chicago Astronomer and his team are back on The 606 Bloomingdale Trail tonight!

08/25/2021

CANCELED: 8/25 YOGA at WALSH
Due to weather

Calling all sky lovers. Join Chicago Astronomer  Joe Guzman for our monthly Astro Chat and telescope viewing this Friday...
08/19/2021

Calling all sky lovers. Join Chicago Astronomer Joe Guzman for our monthly Astro Chat and telescope viewing this Friday, August 20th at the Exelon Observatory located at the Western Trailhead of the Bloomingdale Trail- 1805 N. Ridgeway

Calling all sky lovers. Join Chicago Astronomer Joe Guzman for our monthly Astro Chat and telescope viewing this Friday, August 20th at the Exelon Observatory located at the Western Trailhead of the Bloomingdale Trail- 1805 N. Ridgeway

08/09/2021

CANCELED: 8/9 YOGA at CHURCHILL
Due to the potential for severe weather tonight

Today dozens of crocheted and knitted panels were installed on the Humboldt Overlook of the Bloomingdale Trail! Local fi...
07/31/2021

Today dozens of crocheted and knitted panels were installed on the Humboldt Overlook of the Bloomingdale Trail! Local fiber artists have been working hard for weeks on these pieces, which are themed with connection to the trail, the neighborhoods, and Chicago in general. The pieces will be up for two months, so be sure to check them out! Up through Oct 2nd.
#yarningdale

CANCELED: 7/28 Yoga at Walsh has been canceled due to weather and ground conditions
07/28/2021

CANCELED: 7/28 Yoga at Walsh has been canceled due to weather and ground conditions

CANCELED: 7/28 Yoga at Walsh has been canceled due to weather and ground conditions

We had a great group for our Monday night yoga at Churchill. Join us tomorrow morning for our next class at 7:15 am at W...
07/27/2021

We had a great group for our Monday night yoga at Churchill. Join us tomorrow morning for our next class at 7:15 am at Walsh Park.

Free Yoga classes all Summer long

Mondays at 6pm at Churchill Park

Wednesdays at 7:15 am at Walsh Park

We had a great group for our Monday night yoga at Churchill. Join us tomorrow morning for our next class at 7:15 am at Walsh Park.

Free Yoga classes all Summer long

Mondays at 6pm at Churchill Park

Wednesdays at 7:15 am at Walsh Park

The water spray feature is on!Keep the little ones cool as they enjoy Walsh Park’s awesome playground.
07/26/2021

The water spray feature is on!
Keep the little ones cool as they enjoy Walsh Park’s awesome playground.

CANCELED: Astronomy in the Parks make up event scheduled for tonight, July 23rd, is canceled due to weather.
07/23/2021

CANCELED: Astronomy in the Parks make up event scheduled for tonight, July 23rd, is canceled due to weather.

CANCELED: Astronomy in the Parks make up event scheduled for tonight, July 23rd, is canceled due to weather.

See you Wednesday at Walsh Park at 715AM for our next class
07/05/2021

See you Wednesday at Walsh Park at 715AM for our next class

See you Wednesday at Walsh Park at 715AM for our next class

07/04/2021
Class canceled 6/30:Yoga class scheduled for Wednesday morning, June 30,at Walsh Park will be canceled due to weather. N...
06/30/2021

Class canceled 6/30:
Yoga class scheduled for Wednesday morning, June 30,at Walsh Park will be canceled due to weather. Next class will be Wednesday, July 7th

Class canceled 6/30:
Yoga class scheduled for Wednesday morning, June 30,at Walsh Park will be canceled due to weather. Next class will be Wednesday, July 7th

CLASS CANCELED : Yoga at Churchill Park with @corepoweryoga will be canceled tonight, 6/28, due to weather. Join us Wedn...
06/28/2021

CLASS CANCELED : Yoga at Churchill Park with @corepoweryoga will be canceled tonight, 6/28, due to weather. Join us Wednesday at Walsh Park, 7:15 AM for our next class

CLASS CANCELED : Yoga at Churchill Park with @corepoweryoga will be canceled tonight, 6/28, due to weather. Join us Wednesday at Walsh Park, 7:15 AM for our next class

Our favorite Chicago Astronomer is back on The 606!Join us Friday, June 18 at Exelon Observatory (1800 N Ridgeway Ave) f...
06/18/2021

Our favorite Chicago Astronomer is back on The 606!
Join us Friday, June 18 at Exelon Observatory (1800 N Ridgeway Ave) from 7:00- 9:30 PM for a fun evening if sky gazing and exploration.

Monthly events with The 606’s resident astronomer take place on the third Friday of every month through December
#NightOutInTheParks #thebloomingdaletrail

Our favorite Chicago Astronomer is back on The 606!
Join us Friday, June 18 at Exelon Observatory (1800 N Ridgeway Ave) from 7:00- 9:30 PM for a fun evening if sky gazing and exploration.

Monthly events with The 606’s resident astronomer take place on the third Friday of every month through December
#NightOutInTheParks #thebloomingdaletrail

Yoga on The 606 with @corepoweryoga at Churchill Park tonight and every Monday all summer long.
06/14/2021

Yoga on The 606 with @corepoweryoga at Churchill Park tonight and every Monday all summer long.

Yoga on The 606 with @corepoweryoga at Churchill Park tonight and every Monday all summer long.

Yoga is back at The 606! Join CorePower Yoga and the Chicago Park District for FREE classes all summer long starting Mon...
06/05/2021

Yoga is back at The 606! Join CorePower Yoga and the Chicago Park District for FREE classes all summer long starting Monday June 7th.
Churchill Park➡️ Mondays 6:00-6:45 PM
Walsh Park ➡️ Wednesdays 7:15- 8:00 AM
Ages 12+
Masks and Social Distancing required
Limited to 100 participants

Yoga is back at The 606! Join CorePower Yoga and the Chicago Park District for FREE classes all summer long starting Monday June 7th.
Churchill Park➡️ Mondays 6:00-6:45 PM
Walsh Park ➡️ Wednesdays 7:15- 8:00 AM
Ages 12+
Masks and Social Distancing required
Limited to 100 participants

05/14/2021
Go Run Chicago | Chicago Park District

Lace up those sneakers. Join us on Saturday, May 22 at 9 am for a free community fun run with Chicago Area Runners Association and the Chicago Park District. Both 1 mile and 5K runs begin and end at Walsh Park and run along The Bloomingdale Trail. Pre- registration is required. For more information or to register click here www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/go-run-chicago #MoveYourWay
#GetYour60

'Go Run Chicago is a series of free organized Saturday morning community runs (1-mile or 5K) open to everyone interested in racing, running, jogging, walking, or volunteering. Long-time runners, newcomers, families and children are invited to take part.

Spring has Sprung at The 606! Go for stroll or a ride on the Bloomingdale Trail and enjoy the spring blossoms along the ...
04/14/2021

Spring has Sprung at The 606! Go for stroll or a ride on the Bloomingdale Trail and enjoy the spring blossoms along the way.

While spending time outside this spring, remember you can connect to Wi-Fi on the Bloomingdale Trail! This connectivity ...
03/02/2021

While spending time outside this spring, remember you can connect to Wi-Fi on the Bloomingdale Trail! This connectivity is made possible by Xfinity, a longtime supporter of The 606 and The The Trust for Public Land. #WIFI

While spending time outside this spring, remember you can connect to Wi-Fi on the Bloomingdale Trail! This connectivity is made possible by Xfinity, a longtime supporter of The 606 and The The Trust for Public Land. #WIFI

Good news! Playgrounds along the Bloomingdale Trail will begin opening.  Safety protocols must be observed at all times ...
03/02/2021

Good news! Playgrounds along the Bloomingdale Trail will begin opening. Safety protocols must be observed at all times to continue our progress. For details, please visit http://bit.ly/Reopening-LakefrontandPlaygrounds #The606

Learn more about the 606 at https://www.the606.org/

Good news! Playgrounds along the Bloomingdale Trail will begin opening. Safety protocols must be observed at all times to continue our progress. For details, please visit http://bit.ly/Reopening-LakefrontandPlaygrounds #The606

Learn more about the 606 at https://www.the606.org/

Which path would you choose? Come & take a stroll on the #BloomingdaleTrail. It’s OPEN from 6 am to 7 pm.
02/19/2021

Which path would you choose? Come & take a stroll on the #BloomingdaleTrail. It’s OPEN from 6 am to 7 pm.

Please be advised: The Bloomingdale Trail is open with narrowed lanes. Please be cautious and courteous while our crews ...
02/16/2021

Please be advised: The Bloomingdale Trail is open with narrowed lanes. Please be cautious and courteous while our crews work to clear the paths. Stay connected for updates.

Please be advised: The Bloomingdale Trail is open with narrowed lanes. Please be cautious and courteous while our crews work to clear the paths. Stay connected for updates.

Address

1600-3700 W BLOOMINGDALE
Chicago, IL
60622

Walking, cycling or taking public transportation is encouraged. There are 12 access points, approximately every quarter-mile, and a total of 17 access ramps, all of which are accessible to people with disabilities. Easiest transit access is via the CTA Blue Line – visitors will be closest to access points at either the Western or Damen stops. Another central hub with which visitors may be familiar (also at the Damen stop) is Wicker Park’s shopping, restaurant and club district at the Damen/Milwaukee/North intersection. On the western end of the trail, visitors also can take the Blue Line to the Logan Square stop, which features a central plaza and the Illinois Centennial Monument, as well as boutique shops, restaurants and clubs. Then they can experience Chicago’s famed boulevard system by walking down Kedzie to the trail (approximately a mile south). The 606 can also be accessed via Metra (commuter rail) at the Healy stop on the Milwaukee District North Line (also approximately a mile walk) or the Clybourn stop on the Union Pacific North and Northwest Lines (which is about two blocks away). Bicycle use is encouraged on the multi-use path.

General information

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. The entire 2.7 miles of the Bloomingdale Trail, as well as four of the six ground-level neighborhood parks are now open. Phase II of the project will add additional landscaping, arts, programming, two more parks and the expansion of Walsh Park. The 606 connects four ethnically and economically diverse Chicago neighborhoods: Wicker Park, Bucktown, Humboldt Park and Logan Square.

Opening Hours

Monday 6am - 11pm
Tuesday 6am - 11pm
Wednesday 6am - 11pm
Thursday 6am - 11pm
Friday 6am - 11pm
Saturday 6am - 11pm
Sunday 6am - 11pm

Telephone

(312) 742-4622

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Today we dropped a remote that looks like this, somewhere between the West entrance and Spaulding. We retraced our steps and couldn’t find it, so perhaps someone picked it up. Thanks!
Found a car key on the trail. Let me know If it’s yours.
Quiet Sunday Morning on the 606 @ Humboldt Blvd.
Will the water fountains on the trail be turned on this year?
Is the trail open during this weather? Thanks! :)
Good morning all, is it more safe now on the trail? I know they had some incidents last Feb, would like to try it again but wanted to get some feedback, thank you
Good Morning all, when is the best time to avoid too many people? My Son and I want to take a bike ride since I heard its salted. We are early birds,
Anybody been on the trail? Do they clear the snow?
Do you use dog friendly salt for the snow?
Lost shoe! Toddler size 6 periwinkle Nike. Lost today likely on the 606. Please let me know if you have seen it!
Hello people! 🙂Hope you are fit and healthy!! I am an Urban Planning student from Germany. I am writing a thesis project on the abandoned railways, and The 606 is my case-study. I am conducting a short academic survey about The 606, to understand the users' point of view and suggestions. The survey consists of 10 questions and will take only about 3 minutes. It would be great if you could help me out with this survey. Looking forward to your responses. Thank you very much! 😌 Please click on the following link:
Careful. 8:30 am this morning at St Louis. This young man exposing himself. He is going East / west on skateboard. I called the police.