I've heard that a carnival company uses the site for storage.
It's also curious that RCDB lists this park as "operating."
Of course it's well known that Screechin' Eagle at Americana/Lesourdsville Lake was moved from here in the 1930's.
Anybody have more information?
I visited the site about a year ago and took some photos of my own. It was a neat experience and a few members of the Nolan family were nice enough to let me explore the site. There is not much left as far as rides but there is a ton of junk, old arcade machines, etc.
Nolan Amusements do indeed use part of the space to store their carnival rides and equipment.
There does not seem to be a lot of info about the park online other than what you have seen on rcdb. I tried several searches but did not have much luck. I even searched a few historical sites about Zanesville and the surrounding areas but there was little or no mention of the park. I do know the park closed in the late 70's and was auctioned off around 1981.
There is A LOT to see, and if you ever visit please get permission since the park IS on private property. You may even want to call Nolan Amusements ahead of time. It's worth the effort, especially if you are into defunct parks like me. :-)
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I'll have to give Nolan a try one of these days. Old amusement parks really interest me. Naturally, I prefer they be open ;)
Thats all I know and the parks original Rollercoaster the Moxahalia Cyclone is now SBNO at Lesourdsville Lake where it's been for the past 65 years now known as the Lesourdsville Lake Screechin Eagle which BTW was ranked 30th of 172 wood coasters on Mitches Wood coaster poll and is in many peoples top ten.
Chuck, who hopes to ride it again someday as it's a blast!
Millrace, I would like to get my hands on some of those arcade machines I saw, if they were able to be reparied.
Sadly most of that stuff has been exposed to the elements since the park closed and the buildings are not very stable in some places. The stage is still in good shape though, at least from what I saw.
I really got a laugh out of the Coke machine. I almost forgot about TAB. LOL!
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