Bloomingdale Park

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Park Rule: On Leash
Restroom: No
Park Size: Large
Small Dog Area: No
Fee: None
Services: Dog Walking
Description
Bloomingdale Park in Chicago is a 3-mile linear park that is also known as the Bloomingdale Park and Trail, and the trail itself is the "606",  so named because 606 is the first 3 numbers of every Chicago zip code. The fully paved trail was built atop an old railway line, and it passes through 4 neighborhoods and at least 3 community parks. Its eastern end and trailhead are at Walsh Park, and it ends at Logan Square in the west side. There are also 2 nature paths branching off the main trail which are unpaved and move into garden-like sections where only pedestrians are allowed. Bicyclists, in-line skaters, wheelchairs and runners share the main trail with dog-walking folks. There are about a dozen entry and exit ramps along the route, so access is possible to any section. 


Sitting above Chicago's streets, and below elevated train tracks, the Bloomingdale Park itself is low enough that you can look down and see the views of low-rise residential neighborhoods. The smooth surface is augmented by rubberized, padded shoulders where walkers can move aside to make room for faster users. There are no cross-streets, and there is a fence the full length of the walkway, making this a family-friendly safe and scenic trip.

Plants, flowers and trees line the route, and you'll feel a sense of sanctuary as you walk along free of cars and buses. While there are no restrooms along the way, you'll find water fountains at each end and conveniently placed trash containers for your pup's "business." Benches are scattered on the trail, some of them in small plaza-type platforms, that allow you and Fido to take a rest and maybe share a snack before moving on. Random urban sculptures made of materials like old tires add some interest.

Whether you're a resident of one of the 4 neighborhoods through which the park runs, or visiting from out of town, an hour or two on the 606 through Bloomingdale Park is a fine way to get some exercise away from the city's hustle and bustle.

Address
1600-3750 W. Bloomingdale Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
Hours
Mon 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tue 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wed 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thu 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Fri 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sat 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sun 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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Address
1600-3750 W. Bloomingdale Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
Hours
Mon 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tue 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wed 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thu 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Fri 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sat 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sun 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM