Mayor Rahm Emanuel breaks ground on a new river run biking and running path on the North Side.

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City Unveils New Runing, Biking Path Connecting North Side Parks

November 18, 2018 - 3:41 pm

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A few milestones were unveiled at a news conference Sunday for those looking for outdoor fun in Chicago. 

One such milestone is the 312 River Run. The design connects three North Side parks by a single path for two miles, from Addison to Irving Park. They broke ground on the project for joggers, walkers and bicyclists a year ago, and it will be completed in a month, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said. 

"I think those are the type of investment that will pay dividends for generations to come,” he said. 

The Parks District will also build a bridge over Irving Park Road, making it easier for bikers and joggers to cross the busy street separating California Park and Horner Park. A ground breaking ceremony was held for the project Sunday. 

The news conference took place at McFetridge Sports Center, where  Emanuel also cut the ribbon on the new ice rink and expansion of McFetridge Sports Center in Irving Park.