What are the origins of Riverview Park and why was it torn down ?

Loved and hated, the park that remains ... in memories

January 18, 2013

Shannon Heffernan

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Ross Brodt moved to Roscoe Village this past March, and since then he's heard several folks mention this mysterious old theme park called "Riverview." He wants to know about the origins of the park and why it was torn down. WBEZ's Shannon Heffernan is venturing into the collective memories of Chicagoans to get him more than those answers. If you have a Riverview memories - feel free to comment below. Soon we'll be setting up a way for you to submit more than words.