The Chicago Riverwalk is a 1.25-mile trail along the south bank of the Main Stem of the Chicago River, between Lake Michigan and the confluence of branches at Wolf Point. This presentation covers the history of the Chicago Riverwalk project and highlights some features of this unique park—at the bottom of a “canyon” of world-famous architecture.
Host Michelle Woods has more than 25 years of experience in municipal government working for the City of Chicago. She is currently a Project Manager for the Department of Assets, Information and Services where she oversees the maintenance, operations, and concession program for the Chicago Riverwalk. Woods previously worked for the Department of Transportation’s Division of Engineering on the design and construction of $450 million in infrastructure projects. She is a graduate of DePaul University, where she received a degree in Urban Studies and French, and became a CAC docent in 2019.