Steeplechase Park

Brooklyn, New York, USA

Defunct, Operated from 1967 or later to 1981 or earlier

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Defunct Roller Coasters (8)

PicturesNameTypeDesignOpenedClosed
Figure 8WoodSit Down5/17/1908
Flying CoasterSteelSit Down1948
Flying TurnsWoodBobsled19349/14/1939
Jumbo JetSteelSit Down19721980 - 1986
LimitWoodSit Down1925
Ocean Roller CoasterWoodSit Down
Steeplechase RideSteelSit Down5/17/19089/20/1964
ZipWoodSit Down

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Former status:Operated from 5/17/1908 to 9/20/1964
Operated from 1967 or later to 1981 or earlier
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.
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