Bowcraft Playland

Bowcraft Playland
Bowcraft logo.jpg
amusement park
Scotch Plains, New Jersey, USA
Status Defunct
Operated 1946 to September 30, 2018
The park in 2009

Bowcraft Playland was an amusement park in New Jersey, USA.

History[edit | edit source]

The park dates back to 1946, when skiiing and archery enthusiast Ted Miller opened a ski slope and archery store called Bowcraft Park. Over time, the attraction evolved into an amusement park.[1] The Miller family sold the park in the mid 1990s.[2]

In 2008, the park switched to a pay once admission.[1]

In 2016, a developer purchased the property with plans to build 190 apartments and 10 townhouses.[3] The application was reviewed by the Scotch Planning Board on September 26. Meanwhile park management released a statement saying that despite the planned development, closure was not imminent and that the park would be opening for 2017.[2]

The final day of operation was September 30, 2018. While park management did not confirm the closure, all of the park's rides were listed for sale together and the park's social media accounts were deactivated.[4]

Former coasters[edit | edit source]

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Relocated
Crossbow Zierer July 2006 September 30, 2018 Unknown
Dragon Wisdom Rides Kiddie 1998[1] September 30, 2018 Unknown

Former rides[edit | edit source]

This list is incomplete, please expand it if you can.
Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Galleon Zamperla Pirate Ship Unknown September 30, 2018 Relocated to Alabama Adventure

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