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Rockaways' Playland

185 Beach 97th Street
Rockaway Beach, New York, USA

Defunct, Operated from 1901 to 7/1985

Parks nearby

Defunct Roller Coasters (3)

NameTypeDesignOpenedClosed
Atom SmasherWoodSit Down19387/1985
Jack RabbitWoodSit Down1932 or earlier1932 or later
Scenic RailwayWoodSit Down

Details

Former names:L.A. Thompson's Amusement Park (1901 to 1928)
Location:The park was torn down in in the mid 1990s and housing was built on the site.
History:The park closed for business in July of 1985 after a botched robbery attempt at a concessions stand left an innocent women dead.
Owner / Operator:Originally built and owned by LeMarcus A. Thompson.  Thompson owned the park until his death in 1926.  His family ran the park until selling it in 1928.
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