Playland Park

1900 Cowan Drive
Reno, Nevada, United States

Defunct, Operated from ≤ to

Defunct Roller Coasters: 1

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Located in Idlewild Park, a city park along a bend in the Truckee River.


The park's miniature train opens and was owned and operated by Joe Cihura until his death in 1986. Operations appear to have been taken over by the various operators of Playland Park until it was dissolved in 2008.  The miniature train continues to operate and is presumed by the city.

Owner / Operator

Ken Johnston who had been operating the park left and he removed a number his rides which included the roller coaster. Operation of the park transferred to the Kiwanis Club.
The Kiwanis Club operation of the park came to an end.

Operating schedule

Amusement rides appear to have been added to Idlewild Park between 1994 and 1999 and this was perhaps the start of Playland Park.


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