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Who We Are

Mission

The mission of the Friends of the Bloomingdale Trail Park Advisory Council is to be the community stewards of the Bloomingdale Trail, the centerpiece of The 606, by having an independent voice while working closely with all stakeholders of The 606, to ensure that the trail is a vibrant, inclusive part of the Bloomingdale corridor.

Purpose & Goals

  • To sponsor and promote open communication on matters relating to the Bloomingdale Trail with and between all communities along and users of the Trail and the 606 partners (the City of Chicago, Chicago Park District and the Trust for Public Land).

  • To advocate for, facilitate and support opportunities for direct community engagement (e.g. arts, health, economic inclusion) and to promote robust community involvement.

  • To ensure a healthy balance between the Bloomingdale Trail as a neighborhood amenity and a regional and international attraction.

  • To preserve the history and life of the Bloomingdale Trail from the 19th century to the present.

  • To assist in raising funds and resources to enhance the Bloomingdale Trail.