After years of planning and construction, Chicago's long awaited and highly anticipated 606 trail opened to the public for the first time this past weekend. To inaugurate the grand opening of Chicago's newest public park space, thousands of people packed the 2.7 mile stretch over the course of the weekend and there was no shortage of activities and festivities. There was a parade, live music, vendors and even a light show at the end. Fortunately, the weather cooperated and hundreds of people took and shared photos of the trail. Construction crews were working until the very last second to get the rails-to-trails project presentable for its grand opening on June 6th (6/06). It'll certainly take some time for the landscaping to settle in and blossom, but the $95 million project has already become a hit for Chicagoans. If you decided to skip out on the crowds, here's a look at this past weekend's big celebration.
·A Preview of the Long Awaited 606 Trail, Opening This Weekend [Curbed Chicago]
·All previous 606 coverage [Curbed Chicago]
·Parks & Rec archives [Curbed Chicago]