Indian Lake Playland

Russells Point, Ohio, United States

Defunct, Operated from to

Defunct Roller Coasters: 2

CoasterWoodSit Down
Wild MouseSteelSit DownThrill -


Former namesSandy Beach Park ( to )


This park was also unofficially known as the "Million Dollar Playground".


Today a Rite Aid Pharmacy (120 West Main Street) exists on the former San Juan Resort side and condominiums have replaced the Sandy Beach Park side.


Indian Lake Playground was the combination of two facilities separated by Russells Point Harbor on Indian Lake.

The east side was Sandy Beach Park known its Moonlight Terrace, an Art Deco bandshell and 15,000 sq. ft. open-air dance floor. The Moonlight Terrace replaced the Minnewawa Dance Hall that was destroyed along with along with other amusement rides in a 1935 fire.  The fire damaged the Silver Streak, but it was not lost.

The west side, referred to as the "San Juan" side and was home to the Stardust Ballroom (AKA Danceland, San Juan, Playland, the Black Pearl and Mildred’s Electric Malt Shop).  This side was the original home to the Wild Mouse until being moved to the east side in 1969.

In 1967, Anthony Guillermo purchased the San Juan side and leased the Sandy Beach side and called the combined properties "Indian Lake Playground".


After standing floorless for many years, the bridge that once connected the parks was refurbished and reopened in August, 2014. The bridge is the only remainder of the park.


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