May 20, 2020

For everyone's safety The Bloomingdale Trail has been closed since March 26th. Many don't realize however that we can still enjoy the precious open spaces at the Bloomingdale Trail's access parks. The fields at Walsh Park, Churchill Field, Park 567 and Julia deBurgos P...

May 8, 2020

The Friends of the Bloomingdale Trail are thrilled to share the news that the City of Chicago has been awarded a $500,000 grant to help clean up one of the remaining unfinished access parks to the Bloomingdale Trail. Located on Kimball Avenue on the North side of the B...

March 26, 2020

Friends, for everyone's safety the Bloomingdale Trail is CLOSED until further notice. Other parks are still open (including Walsh, Churchill, Julia deBurgos) so you can get your much needed touch of nature. Please help do your part by practicing social distancing.

Let's...

January 31, 2020

This February, love is local! Explore the Bloomingdale Trail with your loved ones and look for the limited-edition magnets hidden along the trail. Find one, and use it to warm up with great perks at dozens of local businesses.

How Does it Work? ​

  1. Go up on the Bloomin...

June 30, 2019


Sign up today for the Bloomingdale Trail Run and get $5 off your registration.  Enjoy breathtaking views of the Loop while dashing above Northwest side neighborhoods on the celebrated, elevated Bloomingdale Trail, the Heart of The 606.

The Bloomingdale T...

June 13, 2019

The Friends of the Bloomingdale Trail, in partnership with The Freakeasy-Chicago and the Chicago Park District invite you to a free, sunset event UP on the Bloomingdale Trail. The Sounds of Solstice will feature live music, food vendors, campfire, kids activities and s...

May 16, 2019

The Friends of the Bloomingdale Trail, in partnership with the Chicago Park District, would like to invite local musicians and performers to participate in the “The Sounds of Solstice: An Evening on the Bloomingdale Trail.”

This free, sunset event will take place on Jun...

May 6, 2019

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Simons Park - 1640 N Drake Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647

Join us at our quarterly meeting as we plan exciting events and programming, and discuss how we can make a trail a place we can all enjoy. Come learn how to get invo...

January 12, 2019

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 6 PM – 7:30 PM

Opera-Matic  1757 N Kimball Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647

The City-owned land at 1807-1815 N Kimball next to the Bloomingdale Trail has long been envisioned as a Trail access park. The City is proposing to apply for a $500,000 U...

December 21, 2018

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 6:30 PM – 8:10 PM

Simons Park - 1640 N Drake Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647

Join us at our quarterly meeting as we plan exciting events and programming, and discuss how we can make a trail a place we can all enjoy. Come learn how to get involved a...

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