The River Walk project is located in Downtown Chicago between LaSalle Street and Wells Street on the south side of the river. The 1.25 mile long path along the Main Branch of the Chicago River was completed in 2016 under the leadership and vision of Mayor Emanuel to transform the Chicago River into a recreational destination and weave the life of the River into the urban fabric of the city. Since its opening, the Riverwalk has been a hub of activity, offering a variety of venues and spaces for residents and visitors to eat drink and play. Part of the play options the River Walk offers are two water features. The first feature is an interactive feature with multiple nozzle displays, the second feature is a 150 ft. long, 6 ft. tall water wall. Both features are lit with programmed LED lighting which enhances the experience in the evening hours.
The water features were commissioned in 2016.