Kiddieland 1929-2009

Riding the Bumper Cars at Kiddieland. 1973.

Riding the Bumper Cars at Kiddieland. 1973.

After 80 years, the cherished local amusement park Kiddieland gave its last ride on September 27th.  Located just west of Elmwood Park at North and 1st Avenue in Maywood Park, Kiddieland has served as a getaway for area children since the Great Depression.  Started by Arthur Fritz in 1929, Kiddieland began with only a few ponies but eventually added bumper cars, scooters, and the famous Little Dipper rollercoaster.  Kiddieland will certainly be missed.  We have more pictures of Kiddieland on our Flickr page for you to enoy.  Please  share your Kiddieland memories in our comments section.

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