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Welcome to the South Park Trivia page where each month we will be posting new
information or trivia about the park.
The following photo is courtesy of the Virgili family collection and the
description is courtesy of Kristen R. Normile.
Corrigan Drive Pool
The Corrigan Drive pool, which is located in the Bethel Park portion of South
Park, was built in 1932, opened in 1933 and closed in 1977. It has since been a
roller skating park, mini golf course, go-cart race track and the V.I.P. Family
It was built into the natural landscape by Jens Jensen, a Chicago landscape
architect, and was considered by many to be an architectual masterpiece. The
pool held two million gallons of water and saw thousands of visitors daily. Its
beach consisted of sand that was brought in from Spain.
The bath-house was designed to accommodate approximately 3,000 people at a
There were a few other "pools" at Stone Manse...the cascades and the "Vale of
Cashmere," which consisted of five pools designed into the rockwork in 1935
under the direction of the first park director, Swiss-born Paul B. Riis.
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