Riverview Amusement Park Chicago Parachute Ride
Shot of girls in ride seat laughing.
Riverview amusement park chicago parachute ride. It was located on 74 acres in an area bound on the south and east by belmont and western avenues respectively on the north by lane technical high school and on the west by the north branch of the chicago river. The ride featured a high steel tower from which park visitors were parachuted approximately 180 feet to the midway below. By stan holden very year nearly per sons go to chicago s riverview park to have fun.
The ride the pair o chutes was in my estimation one of the best attractions in riverview park second only to the bobs. Riverview s 72 acres neon lighted p a r k. Shot of girls in ride seat laughing.
These fascinating photos of chicago s riverview amusement park were taken over the course of a single day on may 25 1962 by chicago photographer laird a. Riverview park 1904 1967 was the most loved best remembered and still the favorite of all the amusement parks that were in the chicago area. Tares a bill schmidt keeps them thrilled and safe at chicago s riverview world s largest amusement park.
Chicago it s been 50 years since the legendary riverview amusement park closed. Riverview park was an amusement park in chicago illinois which operated from 1904 to 1967 it was located on 74 acres 30 ha in an area bound on the south by belmont avenue on the east by western avenue on the north by lane tech college prep high school and on the west by the north branch of the chicago river it was located in the roscoe village neighborhood of chicago s north center. Schmidt goes there to have trouble.
I present the park s history with over 230 photographs click any picture and view all photos in an album 5 films ads maps and more. Chicago riverview amusement park nearly everyone remembers a favorite amusement park from their youth but if you lived in chicago before 1967 there s a good chance riverview was yours. Amusement park ride parachute drop fun.
Promoted as one of the greatest amusement parks in the world riverview had little competition with rides and attractions spreading across 74 acres. One individual however a husky six footer named william b. 1936 chicago amusement park ride parachute drop.
Riverview park was an amusement park in chicago illinois which operated from 1904 to 1967. See more ideas about riverview riverview park amusement park. This clip is available for licensing.