Introduction to Riverside, Illinois
Riverside is a planned suburban community of Cook County, which was created on January 15, 1831. The county was formed out of Putnam County and was named for Daniel Cook. The village, first settled in 1836 by the Forbes family, was originally named as Aux Plaines. The village of Riverside was incorporated on June 25, 1875, and Carol Gaytes was elected as the first Village President on August 8, 1875.
Riverside and nearby Attractions
- Brookfield Zoo
- Riverside Museum
- Avery Coonley House
- Unity Temple
- William W. Powers State Recreation Area
- Chicago Portage National Historic Site
Things To Do In Riverside
There are several parks in Riverside such as the Longcommon Park, Robinson Park, Blythe Park, and Guthrie Park. The village also offers easy access to Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture, Graue Mill and Museum, the Ernest Hemingway Museum, Unity Temple. The Riverside Public Library is an ideal destination for book lovers. The Riverside United Methodist Church, Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, and Saints Peter and Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church are some of the local churches.
Chicago Midway International Airport is nearby.
Riverside Higher Education
Morton College, City Colleges of Chicago - Wilbur Wright College, and Triton College are nearby.