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Revitalizing Downtown McHenry is Our Mission

The McHenry Riverwalk Foundation is working to complete the waterfront pathway along the Fox River linking the three distinct downtown business districts in McHenry, Illinois. We recognize the natural asset we have in our downtown riverfront. Because riverfront revitalization and downtown redevelopment go hand in hand, our Riverwalk is poised to become the economic driver to fuel our local economy for years to come.

Breaking New Ground

In Summer of 2019, McHenry Riverwalk Foundation completed Phase Three, delivering on its promise of a newly constructed walkway joining the Pedestrian bridge at South Riverside Drive to Miller Point with a newly constructed walkway that lines the northern shore of Boone Creek.

Learn How It All Began

It started as a doodle on a cocktail napkin that eventually became the first phase of the McHenry Riverwalk. Learn how local business owners made a dream a reality.

Riverwalk Napkin Drawing

Did You Know?


MILLION BRICKS have been used to build the McHenry Riverwalk so far.

Become a partner to see how you can help complete the mission that links a proud past to its promising future.