Demolition begins on popular toboggan slides

May 13, 2008 3:35:20 PM PDT
Cook County is taking down the toboggan slides that used to be a popular place for winter fun in the southwest suburbs.On Tuesday morning, crews started demolishing the slides at the Swallow Cliff Forest Preserve near Palos Park.

Workers tore out the 800-foot chutes. Those slides have gone unused for years and were not in good shape.

Despite pleas from local leaders and toboggan fans, Cook County officials said the $4 million price tag for repairing the slides was too high. So they're spending around $100,000 to take them down.