Vollmar's: Ohio's Lost Park

Thursday, December 27, 2001 12:44 PM
In late September of 1999, I paid a visit to Bowling Green, Ohio to visit Vollmar's Park. Vollmar's was a small park that contained only a handful of rides. There was a Merry Go Round, TiltaWhirl, Mixer, Frolic and several kiddie rides. There were no coasters at this park. Still, despite the fact that Vollmar's was coasterless, I made the 200+ mile trip to visit this old park. I went on all of the rides and got to take a look inside the park's old ballroom. The neatest thing about Vollmar's was the fact that the rides were sort of homemade.  They used parts from other rides and modified the parts so the parts would work rides the parts weren't intended for. Just seeing how the rides were put together was an experience in itself. The rides, although they were built in this way, were as safe as any other rides I have been on. I thought it was neat how the park had the world's only Allen Herschell "Dry" Boat  ride. I took many pictures that day and I currently have one on my website. It is a very nice view of the midway at Vollmar's. The park closed and the rides were auctioned off. who knows what will become of the place. I am glad I made the visit to the park.

Darren Mullins

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Thursday, December 27, 2001 12:49 PM
So it's fully gone?

I think Coney is another lost park.

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Thursday, December 27, 2001 12:55 PM
I know all of the rides were auctioned. Also, Stricker's Grove was giving away Vollmar's souveniers this summer. I heard Ralph Stricker bought out Vollmar's gift shop. I would say yes, the park is gone. there maybe be a few buildings left on site, but it is no longer an amusement park. Vollmar's was a fun place, it is too bad the park couldn't have held on.

Darren Mullins

http://www.angelfire.com/oh5/bluestreak

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