Historic photo! Playland Park. (Gone.) Justice Illinois USA circa 1960's., a photo by Eddie from Chicago on Flickr.
Welcome aboard Eddie's Railfan Page, from the city of Chicago Illinois USA.
When I was a young boy growing up on the southwest side of Chicago during the 1960's and 70's, the greater Chicagoland area had many small family run amusement parks to visit during the Summertime.
One of those parks was a place located in the southwest suburban village of Justice Illinois known as Playland Park.
My family took Me and My Sister there a handful of times between 1971 and 1979, but somehow forgot to take the camera with them.
Playland Park, was a pleasant picnic grove style amusement park, that was located along the north frontage road west of South Archer Road / Ilinois U.S Route # 171, along the northside of the Interstate 294 Tollway.
Playland Park had closed toward the end of the 1979 season, after the park's owner had suddenly passed away. Playland Park was rumored to have been willed to the Son of the Park's owner, but unfortunately..He did not want it. Playland Park was sold to the adjacent trailer park, and now is the site of the large Sterling Estates trailer Park.
I talked about Playland Park for many years, but could not find any photos of this fun family attraction near Willow Springs Illinois.
Last week, a Gentleman named Robert Pitujac from the Clear Ridge Historical Society, sent Me this and a few other photos that were taken at Palyland Park some forty something years ago.
You made My day today with these photos.