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South Side Scramble
South Side Parks and Beaches Trivia!
- This Bridgeport park was until 2009 a former limestone quarry used as a landfill for construction debris.
- What element of the former U.S. Steel South Works site has been turned into a climbing wall at this South Chicago park?
- This body of water straddles the Illinois/Indiana border, connecting Hegewisch and South Deering to Whiting.
- Which rails-to-trails project, in the planning stages for more than a decade, has at its core a 1.7-mile former railway embankment acquired by the city as part of a trade to grant Norfolk Southern 84 acres for a new railyard?
- This marshy Auburn Gresham land was developed in the late nineteenth century into an eight-acre park and lagoon that was deeded to the city of Chicago between 1911 and 1913, with the provision that it remain a park in perpetuity.
- The 1914 wreck of the Silver Spray steamboat is still visible from what Hyde Park beach?
- Which 60-acre New City park was named after the founder of the Union Stockyards?
- What park along the South Branch of the Chicago River was once a Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad yard, until it was repurposed in 1998?
- This sprawling Southwest Side park is the largest of ten parks designed by the Olmsted brothers, and once featured an 18-hole golf course and a nursery with more than 90,000 trees and shrubs.
- This South Shore beach was in 1961 the site of a “freedom wade-in” staged by an interracial coalition of civil rights activists.