Rocky Springs Park

Amusement park in the United States
Rocky Springs Park
Location
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
Status Defunct
Operated 1890s to 1981

Rocky Springs Park was an amusement park in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA.

History

From 1895 until at least 1925, the park was managed by Mr. H. B. Griffiths.[1]

The park reopened on June 16, 1979.[2] The final day of operation was September 7, 1980. The owners filed for bankruptcy on September 18 after being brought to court by three creditors over unpaid bills.[3]

The ballroom and roller skating rink building were destroyed by fire in the morning of April 2, 1987. The building had been converted to a bakery the previous year.[4]

Past roller coasters

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Figure 8 T. M. Harton Side Friction 1906 1917 Scrapped
Wild Mouse B. A. Schiff & Associates Wild Mouse 1979 1980 Unknown

Past attractions

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Caterpillar[1] Unknown Caterpillar 1925 Unknown Unknown
Circling Swings Traver Engineering Company Flying Machine 1906 Unknown Unknown

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Rocky Springs Park Ready for Opening On Memorial Day", Intelligencer Journal (1925-05-29), pp. 11. Retrieved on 4 December 2021.
  2. "Despite Mishap, A Restored Rocky Springs Park Reopens", Intelligencer Journal (1979-06-18), pp. 32. Retrieved on 3 December 2021.
  3. "Rocky Springs To File for Bankruptcy", Lancaster New Era (1980-09-18), pp. 1. Retrieved on 3 December 2021.
  4. "Roaring $500,000 Fire Levels Rocky Springs Rink", Lancaster New Era (1987-04-02), pp. 1. Retrieved on 3 December 2021.

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