COLLEGEDALE, TENN. — Snack cake baker McKee Foods Corp. has partnered with The Trust for Public Land in support of The 606 — a park and trail system featuring a trail set above city streets known as the Bloomingdale Trail and several neighborhood-based access parks in Chicago. At 2.7-miles long, The 606 is the longest elevated rails-trails conversion in the United States.
|Chris McKee, executive vice-president of marketing and sales at McKee Foods|
“Our goal is to create new green spaces and refurbish smaller community spaces that can significantly contribute to the overall happiness of residents in cities and towns nationwide,” said Chris McKee, executive vice-president of marketing and sales at McKee Foods. “The 606 is a perfect example of our commitment to the city of Chicago.”
The 606 connects four Northwest side Chicago communities, providing green space, places for children to play and a transportation corridor for runners, cyclists, walkers and others. Benches along the path allow for resting and enjoying the views, McKee Foods said.McKee Foods has committed to donate more than $1 million over the next five years in an initiative called OH! — the Outdoor Happiness movement. The OH! movement represents a long-standing tradition in the McKee family in that since 2009, it has given more than $2.8 million to support the creation and preservation of parks, greenways and other outdoor spaces.