Park No. 567 is a unique small park on the Bloomingdale Trail or 606, a network of parks, paths, and open spaces connected to the nation's longest elevated rail-to-greenway conversion. City developers saw potential in the area's abandoned rail line and after several years of planning, started converting it into a 2.7-mile multi-use recreational trail in 2013.
The park itself includes several striking design elements. It features a unique spiraling walkway set off by rough-hewn stones with flat tops where you can sit when you and your pup need to rest. The paved path winds upwards through a beautifully landscaped area called The Spire Garden. Evergreens keep the space fresh and green year-round. A small suspension bridge hangs in the background, marking where the access trail in Park No. 567 connects to the Bloomingdale Trail. The landscaping is set off against a colorful mural that makes the park space feel even more vibrant.
The appealing visual design of Park No. 567 has made it a popular hangout spot. Sometimes live music and other dog-friendly events are hosted in the park. Small sections of green lawn serve as great spots for a quick bathroom break. Just remember to respect other park patrons and clean up after your dog. You'll need to bring your own waste bags and water to Park No. 567, and for any jaunt along The 606. You'll also need to keep your dog on a leash.
Don't hesitate to make this park and the others along the trail part of your regular walks. You'll feel like part of something special when you bring your dog to
Park No. 567 and explore the cutting-edge visual design of The 606
together. You're also sure to meet lots of new four-legged friends!