- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 22, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) - A new park and trail system on Chicago’s northwest side will open in early June.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office and the Trust for Public Land announced Tuesday that “The 606” park and trail system will launch with processions and events June 6.

The centerpiece of the system is a nearly 3-mile recreational trail along an old railroad embankment. The Bloomingdale Trail eventually will connect six ground-level parks. Four of those parks are set to open, along with the trail.

Funding for the $95 million project comes from government and private donations with the Trust for Public Land leading the effort.

The project is named for Chicago’s 606 ZIP code prefix. The trail will connect the neighborhoods of Bucktown, Wicker Park, Logan Square and Humboldt Park.

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Online: https://the606.org/

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