DID YOU KNOW… William ‘Bud’ Jackson was a Park Ridge Park District Commissioner serving in the 1950s, working to secure new sites for our future parklands. He served as the President of the Illinois Association of Park Districts in 1951.
DID YOU KNOW… the Historical Society has found a home in three different places in Park Ridge since its founding in 1971: the Gillick House, at Euclid and Summit Avenues, the Victorian-era house at 41 South Prairie Avenue, and now the Park Ridge History Center in the historic Solomon Cottage at 721 North Prospect [...]
DID YOU KNOW… The 1927 Camp Fire Girls Fountain in Hodges Park was designed by Alfonso Iannelli, and restored in 2007 by the Park Ridge Heritage Committee. Thirty-three historic milestone tablets were added encircling the restored fountain.
DID YOU KNOW… construction of three new elementary schools in District 64 began during the bustling economy of early 1929: Field, Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt.