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Hear the story of the Chicago Riverwalk on June 20 or August 5 from Michelle Woods, a CAC docent and City of Chicago project manager who oversees the maintenance, operations and concession program for the 1.25-mile trail.

$8 Public
Free for CAC members

This program will be hosted on Zoom. Approximately 3 hours before the start of the program, you will receive a link directly from Zoom with details about how to access and view it.

If you do not receive your link 2 hours prior to the start of the event, please contact Please note, if you do not contact us at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the program, we cannot guarantee admittance.

Located on the south bank of the Chicago River, the Chicago Riverwalk is a bustling strip of recreation between Lake Michigan and the confluence of the river’s north and south 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.


Michelle Woods

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.

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