Forest Park

South Des Plaines Street & West Harrison Street


Defunct, Operated from 1907 to 1922

Parks nearby

Defunct Roller Coasters (4)

NameTypeDesignOpenedClosed
Giant Safety CoasterWoodSit Down19071922
Grand CanyonWoodSit Down19101922
Leap the DipsWoodSit Down19071922
SteeplechaseSteelSit Down

Details

Location:The park existed on the land now occupied by the Forest Park "el" station on the Blue Line and the Eisenhower Expressway.
History:Prohibition in 1920 closed the park's Beer Garden causing a drop in attendance.  This was followed by a fire in 1922 which destroyed a great deal of the park.  The park never reopened.

Forest Park (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

Tip: Click near sides of the picture to navigate.


Forest Park (Chicago, Illinois, USA)