New Rensselaer Park

Troy, New York, USA

Defunct, Operated from 1907 to 1924 or earlier

Defunct Roller Coasters (1)

Figure 8WoodSit Down1907


Etymology:New Rensselaer Park was named as such at opening. This is presumably because it was first used for the Rensselaer County Fair Grounds and later as a picnic park.
Location:Knickerbocker Park exists on the former site of Rensselaer Amusement Park. John Knickerbocker purchased much of the former Rensselaer Amusement Park and donated it in 1924.
Notes:A story in volume 31 of the Street Railway Journal dated February 2nd, 1908 summarized the park's first season the prior year. The story contained the following list of attractions: a dancing pavilion, pony track, figure 8, roller coaster, Ferris wheel, boxball alleys, Hale touring car, carousel, penny arcade and vaudeville. The listing of "figure 8, roller coaster", with the comma, creates some confusion if this was an error or if the park had more than one roller coaster. A postcard confirms the park had a side friction figure eight roller coaster.
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