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South Park Trivia for March, 2014

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Welcome to the South Park Trivia page where each month we will be posting new information or trivia about the park.

The following photo is courtesy of the Virgili family collection and the description is courtesy of Kristen R. Normile.

Corrigan Drive Pool

The Corrigan Drive pool, which is located in the Bethel Park portion of South Park, was built in 1932, opened in 1933 and closed in 1977. It has since been a roller skating park, mini golf course, go-cart race track and the V.I.P. Family Center.

It was built into the natural landscape by Jens Jensen, a Chicago landscape architect, and was considered by many to be an architectual masterpiece. The pool held two million gallons of water and saw thousands of visitors daily. Its beach consisted of sand that was brought in from Spain.

The bath-house was designed to accommodate approximately 3,000 people at a time.

There were a few other "pools" at Stone Manse...the cascades and the "Vale of Cashmere," which consisted of five pools designed into the rockwork in 1935 under the direction of the first park director, Swiss-born Paul B. Riis.

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Last Updated 02/20/2014