Then & Now: Electric Park, Plainfield
April 18, 2012 8:52PM
The auditorium at the entrance of Electric Park as it was between 1904 and 1923. Herald-News File Photo
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In 1904, the Aurora, Plainfield & Joliet Railway established a streetcar line with a popular, 20-acre camping resort in Plainfield. The park became known as Electric Park, where locals could rent cabins, enjoy dancing, dining, boating and swimming in the DuPage River and other pastimes. Electric Park closed in 1923 when electric streetcars were replaced by buses. Today, a plaque near downtown Plainfield marks the old entrance to Electric Park.