RIVERVIEW PARK ON THE AURORA ELGIN & CHICAGO R.R.

RiverviewParkOnTheAurora[Book: Dave Hanks & Steve Hyett – 1979 – 22x28cm – 20 Pages – Many B&W photos]. Riverview Park (near Aurora, Illinois) began life in 1899. The amusement park’s name was changed to Fox River Park in 1911 to avoid confusion with Chicago’s Riverview Park. Fox River Park’s decline began in 1925 due to the rise of a more modern park – Exposition Park – on Aurora’s north side. Chapter Points: Dedication; A Farm Becomes A Park; Physical Features (triple arch entrance, Chute-the-Chutes, dance hall, Merry Widow Swing, Figure eight roller coaster, etc.); The AE&C Rebuilds; Riverview Park Pleasure Resort; Fox River Park; Fox River Division – Railroad Timetable. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Fair.