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The City of Chicago is pleased to welcome you to the Chicago Riverwalk!  The 1.25-mile long path has been constructed in phases over time and includes four distinct districts; The Confluence, The Arcade, The Civic, and the Esplanade.  The Chicago River is a treasured natural amenity in the urban canyon of world famous architecture and the Chicago RiverwaIk allows a close proximity to the waterway.  The continuous path from Lake Street to the lake front also allows a vertical connection from Upper Wacker Drive down to the waterway.  The new Community Marketplace and the concessions program are closed for the winter, but will return in Spring of 2020.    

Thanks for a great 2019!

Vendors closed for the season will return in spring 2020.

ART on the MART 

Enjoy the Riverwalk safely by following these safety tips.

Formerly known as the Chicago Architecture Foundation, the Chicago Architecture Center is a nonprofit cultural organization with tours, exhibitions, programs and events for all ages. 

The City of Chicago exists because of Lake Michigan and the many river systems, including the Chicago River.  The video depicts the City’s history and development of the waterways.

The McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum celebrates the Chicago River and its world-famous movable bridges.


City of Chicago

Department of Assets, Information and Systems

30 North LaSalle St.

Chicago, IL 60602

City of Chicago

Department of Assets, Information and Systems

30 North LaSalle St.

Chicago, IL 60602

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