I want to thank a Shorty reader for sending me the Chicago Sun-Times story about the death of Ms. June Carvell, the owner of Funtown Amusement Park. Ms. Carvell died at age 84. Click the link above to read the full story and to see a photo.
I felt the need to honor Ms. Carvell because I think FunTown was a novel idea; it allowed for family fun; and it was around for several years. It was an institution on the South Side, and I would be amiss for not paying my respects.
Apologies. I don’t have an image.
I’ve started conducting research on amusement parks in Chicago, and there is very little information about Fun Town Amusement Park that was located on 95th & Stony Island. I did find that the company was in existence from 1950 – 1982. With over thirty years of history on record, why isn’t there more information about Fun Town amusement park?
After a few hours of research, the only site that produced results was the Roller Coaster Database, and that was to mention the two roller coasters in the park.
If anyone has any knowledge or photos of Fun Town Amusement Park, please share. Thanks so much.