VIDEO FLASHBACK: Green Oaks Kiddieland Roller Coaster
How many times did you ride the roller coaster at Kiddieland in Oak Lawn? Relive the ride with this 1966 video.
For 25 years Mickey Doolan's Kiddieland put the "see in summer" at 95th Street and Pulaski Road. Green Oaks Kiddyland sat on twenty-one acres and was the largest entertainment venue in Oak Lawn. This footage was taken in 1966 from the front car of the roller coaster as it made its way around the track. The park would remain open until 1971, when it was torn down and replaced by a Venture.
READ more about this nostaligic children's amusement park in "LOST OAK LAWN Putting the 'See' in Summer."
Kevin Korst is the local history coordinator for the Oak Lawn Public Library. Visit the library's second floor and explore the exhibits, archives or just ask Kevin an obscure history question about the village.