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About the Partners
Many partners have helped move the Bloomingdale Trail from concept to reality. At the City of Chicago, the Department of Housing and Economic Development oversees the overall planning of this linear park. DHED has been strategically acquiring land along the trail for access point parks. Its predecessor department, the Department of Planning and Development, included the Bloomingdale Trail in its 2004 Logan Square Open Space Plan—the plan that gave the Trail its
The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) is overseeing the engineering and design of the Bloomingdale Trail and will oversee construction.
The Chicago Park District will own and manage the completed project, as well as parks to be developed along the embankment in preparation for the Trail.
The Trust for Public Land (TPL) is a national nonprofit that creates parks for people, from inner cities to the wilderness. TPL assists the Department of Housing and Economic Development in the acquisition of key parcels to serve as access parks, works with FBT in fundraising efforts for the Bloomingdale Trail, and coordinates private organizations' involvement in this multi-party, public/private effort.
The Friends of Bloomingdale Trail (FBT) formed in 2003 as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The organization advocates for the project and is helping build community support.
The Bloomingdale Collaborative is working group of representatives from City departments, the Chicago Park District, the Trust for Public Land, Friends of the Bloomingdale Trail, Logan Square Neighborhood Association and more than a dozen other organizations and agencies that meets periodically to review progress, generate ideas, report on organizational activities and facilitate communication among all participants involved in making the Bloomingdale Trail a reality. DHED and TPL co-chair the Bloomingdale Trail Collaborative.
The most important partner is…you. Community input and involvement have been and will continue to be crucial to the project’s development. In addition to information already collected by FBT, the design team will meet with the community to hear their ideas and goals for the project. TPL will be hosting, among other things, a series of events where the team and public will work collaboratively on the Bloomingdale Trail's design