Events in Chicago today: Goose Island eco-park Wild Mile to open on the Chicago River; Mayor Lightfoot among attendees

Events in Chicago today: Goose Island eco-park Wild Mile to open on the Chicago River; Mayor Lightfoot among attendees

ByMaher Kawash through

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 12:28PM

CHICAGO (TOC) — Chicago Mayor Lightfoot is anticipated to attend Wednesday’s ribbon reducing for the Wild Mile eco-park in Chicago’s Goose Island neighborhood.

The Wild Mile is a 17-acre eco-park positioned on the North Department Canal of the Chicago River.

The purpose of the park is to revive the river’s ecosystems whereas making use of the world, which has been dormant for years behind factories, warehouses and waste administration vegetation.

Metropolis officers have three objectives for the Wild Mile growth plan, which embrace habitat, recreation and schooling.

The town of Chicago stated it has made certain to implement totally different strolling and biking paths, in addition to separate areas for canine.

Mayor Lightfoot is anticipated to name the venture a “main step” in evolving the ecosystem across the Goose Island neighborhood.

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