Monday, June 08, 2009

The Kiddieland Amusement Park at night. Melrose Park Illinois USA. July 2008.

Kiddieland Amusement Park at night. Melrose Park Illinois. July 2008.

I took this photo one night in July of 2008. Seen here is Chicago's Kiddieland Amusement Park in Melrose Park Illinois, as viewed from the east parking lot alongside First Avenue / Illinois U.S Route # 171.

This scene will soon be a memory, as the Kiddieland Amusement Park will be closing at the end of the 2009 season after 81 years in operation here in Melrose Park.
Please...get those photos now.

6 comments:

winslow said...

Someday you may be known as a great Chicagoland historian

Eddie said...

Thank You Winslow.
Between 1971 until the park closed in 1979, I went to Playland Park in Justice Illinois. I also went to Fairyland in Lyons Illinois a few times between 1971 and 1975.
Fairyland closed in 1978 and was replaced by a Zayre Department Store ( Now Marshalls) I also went to Adventureland in Addison Illinois once in 1976.

Could You believe it? My family
NEVER brought the camera with them once to any of those places.

I miss Playland Park, and would absolutely love it if anybody has pictures of the place that I could see.

Don't take anything for granted.
Going on location to photograph local attractions is very important.

Thanks.
Eddie K.

Tom K said...

I have a photo of Playland that my mom took in August of 1969.

Tom K said...

There is a Facebook fan page for Playland in Justice,IL with 12 photos (including 1 from myself)

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?sid=4b231011f1e79304df59678c3ab1635b&gid=57525552608&ref=search

John said...

I used to visit Playland Park and Fairyland Park in Lyons as well. I found the Playland Park facebook page but did anybody find Fairyland photos?

Dawn T said...

My parents use to take my sister and I to Fairyland when we we kids in the 1970's,my parents never thought to take any pictures either,I wish that I can see a picture of the entrance.I remember a lite up sign that said Fairyland and a fairy or maybe two, but I forget exactly what it looked like.I would love to see old photos, does anyone out there have any to post, for us old people out here in our 40's? I remember the little train, it was so exciting whenever we would go as young children, it was a magical place!