Electric Park

East 46th Street & The Paseo
Kansas City, Missouri, United States

Defunct, Operated from to

Defunct Roller Coasters: 5

TicklerWoodSit Down -
Scenic RailwayWoodSit Down
Dip CoasterWoodSit Down
Ben Hur Roller CoasterWoodSit Down
Giant DipperWoodSit Down


The Village Green Apartments were built on the former site of Electric Park.


In 1925 a fire destroyed much of the park. Kansas City, Missouri native at the time, Walter Cronkite witnessed the fire and wrote in his 1996 autobiography "A Reporter's Life": "Our hill overlooked, a half dozen blocks away, Electric Park...One night after closing it burned in a spectacular fire. The Ferris wheel seemed to turn as the flames climbed up its sides. The grease caught fire on the two parallel tracks of the Greyhound Racer roller coaster, and twin blazes raced up and down with the speed of the cars that once toured the tumultuous circuit..." This "Greyhound Racer" is thought to be referring to the "Ben Hur Roller Coaster".

Owner / Operator

This was the second Electric Park built and operated by the Heim Brothers -- Joseph, Michael and Ferdinand Jr.  This new park was built on nearly 29 acres compared to the original park's 15 acres.


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