Chicago Riverwalk Reopens with Some Restrictions

The Chicago Riverwalk is now open with some social distancing restrictions to help keep Chicagoans safe.

Beginning a phased reopening on June 12, the Riverwalk will be open to the public from 5 a.m to 9 p.m. daily, according to a city press release.

Runners, walkers and bikers will be able to access the path between Lakeshore Drive and Lake Street from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. The city attraction will close at 10 a.m. for cleaning. At 11 a.m., restaurants and other vendors will open until 9 p.m.

Face coverings are required and gatherings of more than 10 are prohibited. The Riverwalk will be accessible at Lake Street and through ramps between Franklin and Lake Street and State and Columbus streets. There will be attendants at each entrance to make sure capacity limits are not exceeded.

The following attractions will be open for reservations only: Tiny Tapp & Café, City Winery, Chicago Brewhouse, Beat Kitchen and Community Marketplace, Chicago’s First Lady and Mercury Sightseeing Cruises, Urban Kayaks, Island Party, The Northman and O’Brien’s Riverwalk Cafe.

There will also be a few “passive recreation areas” available and walk-up service for Sweet Home Gelato.

The Riverwalk will be blocked at the bridges between LaSalle and Columbus, and you must use the stairways to continue on the path. Riverwalk ambassadors will also walk around to make sure individuals are social distancing.

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