Riverwalk stairs
AOTM Barbara Kruger

Hours 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Concession Program opens April 2022

Hours 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Concession Program opens April 2022

Free to the public | Hours 6AM-11PM

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.

Welcome Back to the 2022 Season.

Concessions are opening April and May.

Coming Soon a website redesign.

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Chicago Riverwalk Public Art

Chicago Riverwalk Public Art includes murals, sculptures, and banners.  Recently added to the Chicago Riverwalk collection is Andrea Carlson’s You are on Potawatomi Land.  Five new banners are located east of the DuSable Bridge and Michigan Avenue over the Chicago’s First Lady Cruises and Mercury, Chicago’s Skyline Cruiseline ticket office.


Post pictures of your pooch
on the Riverwalk



See more pictures of dogs on Chicago Riverwalk

Instagram @Chicago_riverwalk

Twitter @ChiRiverwalk 

Keep your dogs on a leash at all times on the Chicago Riverwalk!

Please protect our plants and keep dog out of the landscaping!

Please pick up after your pets!

Chicago Architecture Center

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.

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City of Chicago

Department of Assets, Information and Services

2 North LaSalle St. 

Floor 2

Chicago, IL 60602

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