The Trust For Public Land Adding Sixth Neighborhood Park to The 606

June 23, 2014
Chicago

The Trust for Public Land has announced the final land acquisition for The 606 park and trail system on Chicago's northwest side, adding a new access park adjacent to the western trailhead. The non-profit, which serves as project manager on behalf of the Chicago Park District, coordinating fundraising, community engagement, land acquisition and park development, has entered into $2.975 million agreement to acquire the Magid Glove factory at 1800 N. Ridgeway Avenue.

The sixth ground-level neighborhood park connected to the Bloomingdale Trail would add more than four additional acres of park space to Logan Square, the second most park-poor community in Chicago. The non-profit held a public meeting on Saturday to discuss the project with the community and seek their input on the park's development and design.

"We are very excited to be adding additional park space to the west end of The 606," said Beth White, director of The Trust for Public Land's Chicago Office, which. "We thank the generous donors who continue to support The 606 vision for connecting communities. Thanks to this ongoing commitment, crews are hard at work on Chicago's next great park."

Prior to completing the acquisition, The Trust for Public Land will commission an environmental analysis and begin the community design process, as it did with the Bloomingdale Trail and other access parks for The 606. The Chicago Park District will take ownership of the new park, which will open in a later stage of the development of The 606.

To learn more about The 606 or to donate, please visit: http://The606.org.

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