Chicago Riverwalk

The Riverwalk offers a variety of opportunities to find the beauty and spirit of the Chicago River. The City backdrop creates a unique experience, presenting visitors with an unexpected perspective. Any way you decide to take on the Riverwalk, you will be delighted with the choices you have to enjoy this treasure. The Chicago Riverwalk was a 15-year, $120 million project that was completed in 2017.


  • Floating structures (no building on the river)
  • Blocks - Zero depth fountain, floating garden, fishing piers
  • Creating a habitat for fish and river life
  • Destination and a trail - connecting the city with the river



City of Chicago, Department of Transportation

Architecture & Design:

Sasaki Associates Inc.
Alfred Benesch & Co.
Ross Barney Architects
Jacobs/Ryan Associates

General Contractor & Subcontractors:

Walsh Construction
II in One Contractors Inc


Collins Engineers
Delta Engineering Group (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing)
Infrastructure Engineering (Civil Engineering)
Rubinos & Mesia Engineers (Structural Engineering)


Conservation Design Forum (River Ecology)
David Solzman (Historian)
Dynasty Group (Surveyor)
GeoServices (Geotechnical)
Moffat + Nichol (Boating / Waterway)
Schuler Shook (Lighting)
Fluidity (Water Feature Design)

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