Lakemont Park

700 Park Avenue
Altoona, Pennsylvania, United States

Operating since

Telephone: +1 814-949-7275

Operating Roller Coasters: 3

NameTypeDesignScaleOpened
SkylinerWoodSit DownThrill
Leap The DipsWoodSit DownThrill
Lil'LeaperSteelSit DownKiddie

Defunct Roller Coasters: 5

NameTypeDesignScaleOpenedClosed
Little LeaperSteelSit DownKiddie
TobogganSteelSit DownThrill
Mad MouseSteelSit DownThrill
TwisterWoodSit Down
Gravity RoadWoodSit Down

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Former namesBoyertown USA ( to )
Lakemont Park ( to )
Former statusSBNO from to
Operated from to
SBNO during
Operated from to

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Many references state Lakemont Park opened in 1894. This appears to be in error as a July 1st, 1893 article in the Altoona Tribune, writes that the Fifth Regiment drum corps, of Altoona, had a parade on Friday, June 29, 1893, as an early celebration to the grand opening of Lakemont Park on July 4, 1893. That is followed by many articles from July through October 1893, which speak about groups having events at Lakemont Park.
On May 2, 1936, the Logan Valley Railway company announced that Lakemont had been suffering losses for many consecutive years. While they used to be able to afford taking the hit, they no longer could. They wanted to donate the park to a local municipal authority, otherwise they would close the park. They had no interest in selling the park to another for-profit company. The park never officially opened in 1936. A substantial "Save Lakemont Park" campaign began in February 1937. A fund was created by the local Chamber of Commerce, but it required $10,000 in donations. They were able to raise the money and officially reopen the park in 1937.
Lakemont Park was closed for renovations for the 2017 and 2018 seasons. The park did hold their annual 4th of July fireworks and Holiday lights during these renovation seasons.

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