Homer (Ill.)

Homer (Ill.)

The Old Homer Park

It is always nice to visit local parks!  Homer Park (now park of Homer Lake Forest Preserve) was a popular 14-acre destination park located on the Salt Fork River during the first half of the twentieth century. The park was popular for parties, reunions, weddings, and July 4th celebrations. 

Homer Park Bridge, 1907

 Above is the Homer Park Pedestrian Bridge/Illinois Traction System Railroad Bridge, photographed in 1907, with onlookers observing a water chute rider.