Kiddieland Amusement Park. (Gone.) Melrose Park Illinois. Circa 1960's., a photo by Eddie from Chicago on Flickr.
This vintage 1960's era photograph from Chicago's Kiddieland Amusement Park in Melrose Park Illinois, was sent to me recently by Mr Mark Yurkiw.
For many years through out the 1950's and 60's era, Pony rides were a popular attraction at some of the local Chicago area amusement parks,marketed at parents with little children. Kiddieland and the Playland Park amusement park in unincorporated southwest suburban Justice Illinois, were two of those parks that had featured this animal attraction back in the day.
pony rides were out lawed in many places in later years, for various reasons such as sanitation, allergict reactions or animal rights activists protesting on site.
Here is Kiddieland's pony ride attrraction photographed at what could have been the late 1960's in Melrose Park Illinois.
Kiddieland Amusement Park was in operation from 1928, until the park had closed for good in 2009. Today, this is the site of a large Costco wholesale warehouse club store.
Thanks for the photo Mark.