Why We Are Excited About the 606 Trial

Posted on Monday, April 27, 2015 by Kate - Operations

Goose Island is really excited about Chicago’s newest trail and park system: The 606!  We’re so excited that a portion of every Green Line Pale Ale pint sold will go directly towards supporting the project!

To celebrate our partnership, we invited Bonnie Tawse (the community outreach leader for The 606) and Jean Linsner (the Exelon Fellow for Education from the Trust for Public Land) to be the guest speakers at our spring employee Lunch and Learn. The Trust for Public Land is the project’s lead private partner and the trail and park system will eventually transition to be managed by the Chicago Park District. Over pizza, our guest speakers showed off beautiful images of this elevated rail line turned walking, running and biking trail with parks sprinkled along its path- it really gave The Flock something to look forward to when it opens this June!

The trail itself is 2.7 miles long and runs east to west connecting 6 grade-level parks. The 606 will be "wheel friendly" and will allow for recreation and a less congested commute option for bikers through the Logan square, Humboldt park, Bucktown and Wicker park neighborhoods.  This project will effectively create a green oasis in neighborhoods that currently have very little green space as they are planting over 1400 trees, 61,000 perennials, 127,000 grasses, 12,000 vines, and 63,000 bulbs along The 606!  

We hope to see you up on the trail for opening day, Saturday June 6th!  Cheers!

For more information please visit the http://the606.org