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The 606 Adds a 6th Park, Announces June 2015 Opening

June 20, 2014

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[photo via the 606]

The 606, Chicago’s new 2.7 mile rails-to-trails project, has announced that it will be adding a sixth ground-level park to the master plan and is now expecting to completely wrap up construction and open by next summer. In addition the the five parks already planned, the latest 4-acre addition will be located near the western trail head (Bloomingdale & Ridegway) in Logan Square. Previously, the Chicago Park District, Trust for Public Land and CDOT has anticipated a late 2014 completion of the trail, however due to the harsh winter, the $95 million project is now aiming at a June 2015 opening. The trail is nearly half completed, according to officials. A more detailed construction update can be found on the 606 website. The 606′s stakeholders plan on holding an open house tomorrow morning at the McCormick Tribune YMCA (1834 N. Lawndale) starting at 10:30am to provide the public with more details on the latest updates.

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[The Milwaukee & Leavitt bridge shortly after being reinstalled. Photo: AJ LaTrace for Curbed Chicago]

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[The Milwaukee & Leavitt bridge as of last week. Photo: AJ LaTrace for Curbed Chicago]

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[photo AJ LaTrace for Curbed Chicago]

 

·Four acres of new park space and our official open date [The 606]

·Harsh winter delays trail opening until mid-2015 [Tribune]

·Previous 606 coverage [Curbed Chicago]

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