September 29, 2020

Vintage Photos of Geauga Lake, The Cleveland Amusement Park That Will Soon Become a Suburban Development

We miss Geauga Lake Park just as much as you do. Unfortunately, the days of The Big Dipper and The Corkscrew are behind us. The park, which was originally opened in Aurora in 1887, will s0on become a Pulte Homes development of 306 houses. The park closed in 2007.

All photos via the Cleveland Memory Project

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 Park Swimming Pool, 1926

Park Swimming Pool, 1926

 Picnic Pavilion and Baseball Field, 1929

Picnic Pavilion and Baseball Field, 1929

 Children Waiting to Ride the Whip, 1934

Children Waiting to Ride the Whip, 1934

 Riding the Train, 1934

Riding the Train, 1934

 Crowd Waiting on Pier for Boat Ride, 1934

Crowd Waiting on Pier for Boat Ride, 1934

 Senator Frank Lausche at Geauga Lake Park, 1941

Senator Frank Lausche at Geauga Lake Park, 1941

 Rocket Ride, 1941

Rocket Ride, 1941

 Children on Boat Ride, 1949

Children on Boat Ride, 1949

 Fire at Geauga Lake, 1952

Fire at Geauga Lake, 1952

 Children in Fun House, 1969

Children in Fun House, 1969