Children's play ground, Krug Park, Omaha's polite resort
Color postcard (14 x 9 cm.) with a view of the children's playground in Krug Park, located at 2936 North 52nd Street in Omaha, Nebraska. There are people sitting on a bench in the lower left side of the image. The amusements appear to be inside a fence and is encircled by a promenade lined with park benches. The title on the card is in red in a white border at the bottom.
Located at what is now 52nd & Maple Streets, Krug Park began as a beer garden in 1895. Named for beer magnate Fred Krug, it served beer as well as having some amusements. It is perhaps most infamous as the site of the United States' worst roller coaster accident. On July 24, 1930, the 'Big Dipper' crashed killing 4 people. Krug Park declined afterwards, and was landscaped into a traditional style in 1955 and renamed Gallagher Park. Source: Omaha Public Library History Clipping File- Parks-Krug Park.