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Chicago River Walk

Floating trees and trails will transform North Branch canal into Chicago’s newest eco-park

The project gets more than a million dollars in new funding.

Chicago bridge lifts begin with long delays at Lake Shore Drive

Twice a week, 27 moveable bridges on the river will raise up

Activists celebrate a cleaner Chicago River, what it means for parks and development

Chicago River Revival Festival brings attention to improved water quality, recreational parks, and returning wildlife

New riverfront park sports amphitheater of reclaimed limestone

The blocks come from the reclaimed foundations of Grand Central Station.

The battle over bikes on the Chicago Riverwalk gets personal

The beef between Alderman Reilly and Streetsblog’s John Greenfield may result in a bike ban or civil disobedience.

New riverwalk takes shape along the south branch of the Chicago River

The privately maintained pathway is part of the Southbank development.

A closer look at the new ‘Riverwalk East’

The $12 million project is open, but still needs some finishing touches.

Chicago’s forgotten WWII submarines honored with riverwalk memorial

The crowd-funded project highlights the 28 submarines which traveled down the river during the conflict.

Alderman wants to make it illegal to bike on the Chicago Riverwalk

Aimed at improving safety on the crowded waterfront promenade, the proposal has its share of opponents

City Hall will relax sign limits to entice big Salesforce lease

The existing regulations were adopted in 2014 in response to Trump Tower’s oversized sign.

Mayor drops $10M into Riverwalk upgrades

What’s planned? New landscaping, seating areas and a glass elevator for the eastern stretch

These Chicago projects won awards for eco-sensitive design

Studio Gang’s newest boat house took top prize

Chicago Riverwalk earns another notable design award

The popular waterfront amenity was one of 13 developments to be recognized by the Urban Land Institute.

Fireworks display set to return to the Chicago Riverwalk next month

The spectacular “Pyrotechnic Waterfall” will make a longer, encore showing in early August

Chicago’s international sister cities to be highlighted in new riverwalk event

Starting this week, the Chicago Riverwalk will offer international food, drink, and music on Thursday afternoons.

Giant deer, ‘Real Fake’ sculptures installed along Chicago Riverwalk

The two works are part of Chicago’s 2017 Year of Public Art city-wide initiative.

Chicago Riverwalk season opening celebration set for this Saturday

The waterfront festivities will include architectural tours, boat rides, musical, and other outdoor activities.

Take in the riverwalk from your own private ‘River Dome’

Climate-controlled, riverfront geodesic bubbles will be available for rent starting March 17th. Sitting up to six guests, the experience include wine, cheese, and charcuterie.

A look at Chicago’s newly expanded downtown riverwalk

The Cubs’ win over the LA Dodgers wasn’t the only cause for celebration this weekend as thousands of Windy City-dwellers took advantage of the warm autumn weather and turned out to check out the third and final phase of the Chicago Riverwalk.

New Concessions Headed to the Chicago Riverwalk

While the Hideout and Flander’s Belgian Beer and Fries will not return this year, the city has announced that three new concessionaires that will make their riverwalk debut in the coming months.

Construction Update: Chicago River Walk Phase Three

The final phase of construction will see the popular waterside public amenity extended westward with the addition of three uniquely designed, block-long segments or "rooms." CDOT aims to complete the project by the end of this year.

Construction on Chicago Riverwalk Extension Continues

Rahm Reveals His Favorite Buildings and Discusses New Parks

Construction Begins on Third Phase of Riverwalk Extension

Kayak to Whole Foods? Check Out This Plan for a Northside Riverwalk

Just Days After Opening, The Chicago Riverwalk and 606 Flood