Open Boulevards’ Series to Return this Fall, Starting with Drexel Boulevard on September 18
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Jamey Lundblad (DCASE) Jamey.Lundblad@cityofchicago.org | DCASE@cityofchicago.org
"Our streets are as iconic as our skyline," said Mayor Lori Lightfoot. "These activations turn our historic boulevards into community assets and encourage Chicagoans to eat, travel, shop, and connect in a whole new way."
The first Open Boulevards event will take place on Sunday, September 18th on Drexel Boulevard in the Bronzeville neighborhood from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Drexel Boulevard will be closed to motor vehicle traffic between 43rd and 45th Street.
Two additional events are planned for October 16 along Douglas Boulevard and October 30 along Logan Boulevard. City departments are working closely with the Chicago Park District to connect the activations and programming to parks along the boulevard system.
“Chicago’s historic boulevards are one of our city’s best civic assets – providing green space and vital connections between parks and neighborhoods,” said CDOT Commissioner Gia Biagi. “Opening up these streets for residents of all ages to safely play, gather, and socialize creates more vibrant, livable neighborhoods. We’re excited to partner with DCASE, the Park District, local officials, and community partners to bring Open Boulevards back for a second year this fall.”