Landscaping Cedar Point no small task

Posted Monday, February 25, 2002 5:00 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Think your garden is tough to maintain? Imagine being in charge of the massive grounds of Cedar Point. Lorain's Morning Journal profiles Thomas Roberts, the man who supervises the landscaping of Cedar Point's 365 acres.

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Link: Guide to The Point

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Monday, February 25, 2002 7:21 AM
This man is simply amazing, I know if I had to do something like this I would for sure want some really good pay for CP. Another thing I think people overlook are the guys who every morning go and check every nut and bolt on a roller coaster. What a job!
Summer consists of 5 amusement parks!
Monday, February 25, 2002 7:36 AM
I find it amazing that the landscaping staff is just 8 people for a park this large.  Do they use additional seasonal labor or contractors?
Monday, February 25, 2002 9:13 AM
Gemini's avatar The seasonal staff (which I was privileged to be a part of for 6 seasons) consists of 15 or so people (in addition to the full-time staff) working from mid-March until early November. It's quite an operation year-round, but especially so in April before the park opens and in May/June when planting of the 35,000 or so annual flowers takes place.

In my opinion, working in landscaping was a lot more fun than working the "typical" amusement park job. We were all over the park and there was always something different going on, so it never got boring.

If I win the lottery, I'm going back.

Virtual Midway

*** This post was edited by Gemini on 2/25/2002. ***

Monday, February 25, 2002 1:03 PM
I want that truck that he has.
Monday, February 25, 2002 2:41 PM
I thought this had to be a joke at first. I didn't even realize Cedar Point had landscaping. At least not as much as I remember compared to most of the other parks I've visited. I'm going to have to look closer next time. There is more to the park than a couple coasters and hand sanitizer. ;)

American Beauty- "...look closer"


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