|Location||Scotch Plains, New Jersey, USA|
|Operated||1946 to September 30, 2018|
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. The Miller family sold the park in the mid 1990s.
In 2008, the park switched to a pay once admission.
In 2016, a developer purchased the property with plans to build 190 apartments and 10 townhouses. 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.
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.
Former coasters[edit | edit source]
|Crossbow||Zierer||July 2006||September 30, 2018||Unknown|
|Dragon||Wisdom Rides||Kiddie||1998||September 30, 2018||Unknown|
Former rides[edit | edit source]
- This list is incomplete, please expand it if you can.
|Galleon||Zamperla||Pirate Ship||Unknown||September 30, 2018||Relocated to Alabama Adventure|
References[edit | edit source]
- Amusement Parks: Bowcraft Amusement Park – a Potted History. Blooloop
- Bowcraft is not closing — at least for now. My Central Jersey
- Bowcraft Amusement Park to become apartments and townhouses. Team Zuhl
- Bowcraft Amusement Park Appears to Have Closed for Good. NewsPlusNotes
[edit | edit source]
- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.