The Bloomingdale Trail (the 606) will cautiously reopen in Phase Three of the City’s “Protecting Chicago” framework
The plan for the Bloomingdale trail usage, which allows trail use for commuting and exercise including walking, running and cycling from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily, requires users to stay in constant motion and “Keep It Moving.”. Compliance is critical in order to mitigate congregating and achieve social distancing along the popular trail.
To encourage proper use, the Chicago Park District will install visible signage along the trail to educate and remind trail users of rules. In addition, Social Distancing Ambassadors (SDA) will be stationed along the trail to educate the public and manage the flow of traffic. Ambassadors will actively engage park patrons providing guidance on appropriate social distancing, the importance of face coverings as well as other health and safety guidelines.
To effectively monitor and control use, the District will minimize access to gathering spaces along the trail including the Damen Arts Plaza and Exelon Observatory. Park Security will work in tandem with the Chicago Police Department to keep the trail safe under guidance from public health officials.
For use of washrooms, hand-washing and shelter, please visit nearby park locations. For hygiene purposes, Trail drinking fountains will not be turned on and trail users should bring an ample supply of water to stay hydrated.
The District strongly urges patrons to take precautions to protect their health and the safety of others while in our parks. Face coverings are required at all times. The District also urges patrons to wash their hands or use hand sanitizer frequently, avoid touching their face with unwashed hands and covering their noses and mouths when sneezing or coughing. Also, anyone who is feeling unwell should stay home, per Chicago Department Public Health order.
For more information about the 606, visit the Bloomingdale Trail.