The 606

Illinois - The 606

McKee Foods is proud to announce its partnership with The Trust for Public Land in support of The 606, a nearly 3-mile trail, set above city streets in Chicago. The history of The 606 goes back to the early 2000s, when residents of an area of Chicago that was once busy with rail traffic discovered that nature was taking back the abandoned elevated Bloomingdale Line. Trees, flowers and wildlife were flourishing along the unused tracks in a community that had the least amount of open space per capita. The burgeoning greenway, with its views of the city, began to draw visitors, and a group called Friends of the Bloomingdale Trail formed to officially convert the rail line to a new kind of park – The 606. The trail is set above city streets, connects six ground-level neighborhood parks and accommodates bikers, runners and walkers. Benches along the path allow for resting and enjoying the views. With the support of The Trust for Public Land, assisted by McKee Foods, The 606 is now a place where thousands can experience outdoor happiness.

 

Additional Information:

The 606: Chicago, Illinios Press Release

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