Introduction to Tinley Park, Illinois
Tinley Park, Illinois, in Cook county, is 5 miles SE of Orland Park, Illinois (center to center) and 21 miles S of Chicago, Illinois. The people of the village are in the Chicago metropolitan area. Tinley Park has a population of 48,401.
Tinley Park History
Tinley Park was first settled by Germans during the 1830s. The village was established in 1853 and was named "Bremen". The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad entered the village in the late 19th century. In 1890, the village was renamed "Tinley Park" in honor of Samuel Tinley Sr., its first railroad station agent. On June 27th, 1892, the Village of Tinley Park was officially incorporated. The Diamond Spiral Washing Machine Company, the first factory of Tinley Park, was established in 1905.
Tinley Park and nearby Attractions
- Tinley Park Historical Society and Museum
- Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park
- Hollywood Park - Crestwood
- William W. Powers State Recreation Area
- Bronzeville Children's Museum
- Gaylord Building
Things To Do In Tinley Park
You can enjoy a day trip to the Richard M. Gory Park, Filson Park, Saint Boniface Park, Pottawattomie Park, Corrine Deinert Park, and Rauhoff Park. You can also enjoy activities such as hiking and biking at Cook County Forest Preserve and Will County Forest Preserve. The White Water Canyon Water Park includes a 1 meter diving board, a flowing lazy river, a 3 meter drop slide, and water cannons. The Tinley Junction Mini Golf & Batting Cages at McCarthy Park offers an 18-hole course and 5 batting cages. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Tinley Place Plaza Shopping Center and Tinley Park Plaza Shopping Center.
Tinley Park Transportation
The nearest international airport is Chicago Midway International Airport.
Tinley Park Higher Education
Higher educational facilities are offered by Moraine Valley Community College, City Colleges of Chicago - Richard J Daley College, South Suburban College, Governors State University, and several other colleges.