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There are many opportunities for you to get involved with the Bloomingdale and help bring the vision of a great and unique park to life. Contact us to find out how to get involved, and continue to check this website for meeting announcements!
Come to a meeting
Public meetings are a big part of the process. To see when the next meeting is scheduled, look at the News and Events page. To view documents and presentations from previous meetings, look at the Archive page.
Make a donation
Your contribution can help make the Bloomingdale a reality. Click here to make donation.
Become a docent
From time to time, tours of the Bloomingdale are offered. A wide variety of people and groups find interesting aspects about the Trail, from public art to architecture, from native plant life to railroad history. You can help by becoming a docent and lead these tours.
Fill out our contact form, mentioning the docent program in the comments section, and we’ll give you the training you need to speak knowledgably about the Trail.
Talk to your alderman
The Bloomingdale line runs through parts of the 1st [Moreno], 26th [Maldonado], 32nd [Waguespack] and 35th [Colón] wards. Please contact your local elected official and let them know that the community wants this project to happen and that we need their leadership to move it forward at City Hall and elsewhere.
Don’t know your alderman or in which ward you live? Look it up on the Civic Footprint and also find out your other elected officials.
Represent FBT at public events
The Bloomingdale Trail often has a table at public events like summer festivals where people can be introduced to the Trail and pick up some material. We have maps, brochures, posters and other materials for this kind of setup, and you can help us by manning those tables.
Contact us and we’ll set you up with what you need to represent the Trail at these events.
Research & history
We already know a good bit about the Trail and its history, but there’s still so much to learn. If you've got an idea for a project (and want to get it done!), let us know.