Playland Park (Indiana)
In 1916 a race track was added. In 1924 Pete Redden became manager of the park. He held a contest and the park was renamed "Playland Park" and the roller coaster was renamed the "Jack Rabbit".
Besides being a popular amusement park, the park also had a baseball field. The South Bend Blue Sox of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League played most of their games there.
A NASCAR race was held on track July 20, 1952 including won by Tim Flock with Lee Petty second. Herb Thomas won the pole.
The grandstand was popular also for horse racing and fireworks. The park hosted the 4-H fair for many years.
Times changed and small amusement parks fell out of favor. In 1961 it closed and was turned into a lighted par-3 golf course. That closed after 40 years.
It is student housing for Indiana University South Bend. Only the cement from grandstands remain from the park.
- Palmer, John (2005). South Bend in Vintage Postcards. Arcadia Publishing. pp. 109–112. ISBN 0738534358.
- NASCAR Race July 20, 1952 info 
- NASCAR Race July 20, 2915 Top 10
- When NASCAR ran in South Bend from South Bend Tribune 
- Springbrook - Playland Park at Bygone Places Of The Monon
- Playland Park at the Roller Coaster DataBase