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Riverside Walk

Joe Steffen will lead a 2.5 hour, 4.6 mile walk through a suburb designed by the landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, who designed New York's Central Park. We will walk past houses designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, William Le Baron Jenny, and other well-known architects, following this route. (If you went on the River Forest walk, Riverside is a different town, so this is a different walk.) We will walk even if it is raining, so bring an umbrella or poncho. Please do not bring your dog.
Note: This walk starts at 11 AM, not the usual 10 AM, to match the Metra schedule.

Directions: Metra: Take the Metra BNSF Line to the Riverside station.
Driving: Take the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) to the Harlem exit off of the left expressway lane. Go south about 3 miles to Burlington St. which is just before the railroad tracks. Turn west and go about ¾ mile to Longcommon Rd. Go south one block to the Riverside train station, where there is free parking.

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  • Linda W.

    Beautiful day, great information and interesting people to talk to.

    1 · October 20, 2013

  • Laura T

    Sorry we got stuck by the freight train also.

    1 · October 20, 2013

  • Judi G.

    Great day for a walk. Pretty homes and scenery. Thanks, Joe

    1 · October 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Another great (historic) walk. Thanks Joe.

    1 · October 19, 2013

  • Pam

    I thought this was supposed to start at 4:00 p.m. today!! I missed the walk!

    October 19, 2013

  • Nancy

    Sprained my ankle! !!! Sorry to miss this on such a perfect fall day

    October 19, 2013

  • Jonathan

    Joe, so sorry, left oak park at 10:40 and had to turn back--traffic on Harlem completely blocked by what appeared to be (just south of cermack) a stopped freight train. Next time will leave MUCH earlier. Jonathan

    October 19, 2013

  • Judi G.

    Joe how do we get 2 the station. We r on cermak and first

    October 19, 2013

  • Camille L.

    help! stuck on harlem. Call me at[masked]

    October 19, 2013

  • Chicago's J.

    Sorry, Change of plans...I was really looking forward to this though. I hope you do another Joe.
    Thanks.

    October 19, 2013

  • Jasminka

    Sorry but I will not be able to join you on this walk after all due to family emergency.

    October 18, 2013

  • Isabelle

    I'm going to Chicago architecture foundation open house. I hope joe does another riverside walk. Have fun.

    October 18, 2013

  • mary

    wish I could make it, but I am working. if any thing changes, I will be there.

    1 · October 14, 2013

  • Camille L.

    I plan on driving, can I still park in the lot or are the streets free to park on?

    1 · October 3, 2013

    • Joe S.

      I always give information about parking at the bottom of the event description.

      1 · October 3, 2013

  • Barbara

    Dated a man who lived in Riverside for 13 years. I always did the driving. Know Riverside well. Very unique town, one of only two like it in the whole country.

    September 29, 2013

  • Julia

    I'm volunteering at OHC; I will hope to join the group another time. Have fun! Julia

    September 28, 2013

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