|Former status:||Operated from 1967 or later to 1981 or earlier|
SBNO from 9/21/1964 to 1967 or later
Operated from 5/17/1908 to 9/20/1964
|History:||After Steeplechase Park closed the Tilyou family sold the land to Fred C. Trump (Donald Trump's father) for 2.5 million dollars. Trump had wanted to build high-rise apartments on the land, but these plans fell through. In 1967, Trump leased the land to Norman Kaufman who initially, used it as a parking lot. Norman later added rides and turned it into a small park. Trump then sold the land to the city of New York in 1981 for 4 million dollars. Simultaneously, Kaufman relocated his park to a few blocks to the east.|
The land remained vacant until KeySpan Park opened in 2001 -- a 6,500 seat minor league baseball stadium used by the Brooklyn Cyclones.
Today, the Parachute Jump is all that remains of Steeplechase Park.
|Notes:||Currently this page contains only information from the second Steeplechase Park rebuilt after the first burned down in 1907. Information on the first is still a work in progress.|
One source also mentions a Zyklon and a Wildcat operating at this location. This information hasn't been confirmed at this time.