Monday, April 11, 2016

Idora Park

(My theme is places I have visited or lived)

One of the highlights of my young life were the times my folks took us kids to Idora Park in Youngstown, OH! As a ten year old there was nothing that could compare to a day spent on the rides. It seemed this amusement park was heaven on earth! This was Disneyland for mid-western kids!

Idora Park (1899–1984) was a northeastern Ohio amusement park popularly known as "Youngstown's Million Dollar Playground."

Built by the Youngstown Park and Falls Street Railway Company, the park's expansion coincided with the growth of the South Side of Youngstown, Ohio, in the Fosterville neighborhood. Prior to its closure in the wake of a devastating fire, Idora Park was one of the nation's few remaining urban amusement parks.

This was my favorite ride!


nashvillecats2 said...

What wonderful memories Gregg. Love your theme very much.

Arlee Bird said...

I enjoy hearing about and visiting old amusement parks. I've been in Youngstown a number of times but to my knowledge have never been to this park unless I was there with my parents when I was very young. Since we lived in Cleveland for many years it's possible that we could have gone there at some time in those days.

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shortybear said...

looks fun

KC Bob said...

Great memory Gregg. I remember a few fairs coming through town and I got to Coney Island once. Something fun about amusement park memories.