Englewood’s Nature Trail Is Being Designed For Neighbors, By Neighbors: ‘I’m Happy Something Positive Is Coming Here’

Neighbors said they want a safe trail where children can play and families can stroll and shop from local vendors. “This trail will give people something to look forward to,” a neighbor said.


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ENGLEWOOD — As the nearly two-decade-long dream of bringing a nature trail to Englewood moves forward, neighbors in the community are steering the designing process.

While music from a community-selected playlist played and the smell of barbecue from Bill’s Grill wafted in the air, neighbors gathered Thursday evening at Hermitage Park to discuss the future of the Englewood Nature Trail.

The 1.75-mile park will run along a long-abandoned city-owned rail embankment behind 58th and 59th streets between Wallace and Hoyne avenues.

The trail will be an “agro-hood,” where neighbors in Englewood and West Englewood can connect and benefit from the land, leaders at Grow Greater Englewood, the organization spearheading the project, said.

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