Monday, December 02, 2013

Chicago's Riverview Park. (Gone.) 1904-1967.

Although I was only 5 years old when the place had closed for good on Labor Day weekend 1967, many older relatives and friends of my family, told me many stories about visiting Chicago's Riverview Park back in the day.

From 1904 until 1967, this was the place to go to in Chicago for some wonderful amusement park fun. Riverview Park was a large amusement park located on the northside of Chicago, and was surrounded by West Belmont Avenue along the south side of the property, the North Branch of the Chicago River to the west, West Roscoe Street to the north, and North Western Avenue along the east side of the property where the entrance gates were located.

Riverview Park had a short window of time every year to make any money, as it was only opened from Memorial Day weekend in late May, and closed on labor Day weekend in early September. The rest of the year, it was closed to the public.

Today this is the site of the Riverview Plaza Shopping Center Mall on North western Avenue.

Eddie K.

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