Old Picnic Groves
Re: Old Picnic Groves
Posted by: Chi Town Charlie ()
Date: July 19, 2015 03:44PM

Yugoslav Hall they would roast Lamb there about every Sunday. You could go there and just buy the lamb and take it home. It was across from the Fire Station. Great bunch guys.

Re: Old Picnic Groves
Posted by: Anonymous User ()
Date: September 15, 2015 02:14AM

Ehrhardt's Grove was located on Talcott Road about a 1/2 mile north of Touhy Ave. At the time, the area was unicorporated Cook County. Today the area is part of Park Ridge, IL. For a time, the Countryside Tavern was located there. It had 30 foot long bar. At present, condominiums occupy the space.

Re: Old Picnic Groves
Posted by: s0uthsider ()
Date: September 16, 2015 11:48PM

Ryan's Woods was a great spot in the city for toboggan slides in the winter too.

Re: Old Picnic Groves
Posted by: SWEDE ()
Date: September 17, 2015 12:31AM

Try the toboggan slides in the summer with your bike. Now that's a real ride!

Re: Old Picnic Groves
Posted by: rjmachon ()
Date: September 20, 2015 12:28AM

@ swede,

any toboggan slides left?

Re: Old Picnic Grove
Posted by: Anonymous User ()
Date: September 28, 2015 03:44PM

Can anyone recall their times at Vytautas Grove, adjacent to the south side of St. Casimir's ? It is now Marist High, but it was a beautifully wooded Grove back in the day and you could hear the joy there while burying the loved ones. Thank you for responding.

Yes I remember it very well. My family moved to Alsip in 1956 and Vytautas park was were a few of us used to go to play. It is were we learned how to bowl once we figured out how to load the pins and work those old machines.When we got tired of bowling we would go fishing in one of the two ponds, they were a little closer to Cicero ave. A lot of good time there. Two of use were there one day and saw a group of people standing to the east of the park and went over to see what they where doing,yep 3or4 guys standing there with chrome shovels and people taking pictures. That was the start of Marist and the end of our bowling.We used to go to every picnic they had there too. Free food is free food.
Is there anybody else here from Alsip?

Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 09/30/2015 12:13AM by Trosky.

Re: Old Picnic Groves
Posted by: Kchi ()
Date: January 31, 2016 12:39PM


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