Oakbrook Terrace water slides had goo...

Oakbrook Terrace water slides had good ride in 1980s

There are 4 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jul 8, 2009, titled Oakbrook Terrace water slides had good ride in 1980s. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

I remember being 10 years old and so excited when a friend called with the invitation.

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Western Springs, IL

#1 Jul 9, 2009
I remember the water slides, but I also remember a landfill mountain in a DuPage Forest Preserve being called, "Mt. Trashmore."

The Forest Preserve one used to rent large inner tubes in the winter for 'snow tubing.'

Mount Prospect, IL

#2 Jul 9, 2009
I grew up in Elmhurst just down the road from the water slides -- I spent many hot summer days waiting in line for the chance to slide! It was great! Yes -- pretty much everyone knew it used to be a "landfil mountain". We apparently didn't care as much back then.

United States

#3 Jul 9, 2009
I went when I was a kid (30 years ago). I live in Elmhurst now, and drive by the hill almost every day. As I remember, there wasn't a pool there, just the slides. You'd slide down, then have to wait in line on a long stairway going back up the hill and get really hot until it was your turn to slide again.

Los Angeles, CA

#4 Jul 9, 2009
I have fond memories of going down those water slides. Growing up in the small town of Berkeley there wasn't much to do other than walk to the Hillside Mall, go to the Hillside pool or hang out somewhere with friends so when this opened up it was a huge deal. What fun times were had. I also recall Kiddie Kingdom and was so sad when that closed up.

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