Looking back at this year’s events held at Rocky Point State Park, they created a striking similarity to decades earlier when the land hosted an amusement park. Take for instance the Department of Environmental Management’s (DEM) First Day Hike held on January 1st. Hundreds of people walked through the park, many exploring it for the… Continue reading Rocky Point State Park in 2017: Some things never change!
It was here in 1931. Gone seven years later! Rocky Point’s Flying Turns coaster was by all accounts a thrilling experience. But the thrills were cut short by the hurricane of September 21, 1938; a storm that destroyed most of the park’s attractions. For those who don’t know what a Flying Turns is, let me… Continue reading Short Turns at Rocky Point Park
Well, I’m three days late on the anniversary wishes. But what’s a few days for a park that started in 1847? So about three years ago today, Rocky Point State Park opened to the public. Like today, October 25, 2014 was a gorgeous Fall day. Rather than rehash it all, I’ll share some photos… Continue reading Happy third anniversary, Rocky Point State Park
From 1949 to April 1986, many different rides and attractions came and went at Rocky Point Park. But there was one main fixture in the park over those decades, and that was the late Conrad Ferla. You didn’t need to look very far to see Mr. Ferla; in fact he seemed to be one step… Continue reading Mr. Rocky Point: Conrad Ferla
You’d have to be of a certain age to recall Rocky Point’s short-lived Witch Mill dark ride. The three-story, portable attraction debuted in 1971 and was removed after the 1973 season. But if you want to locate the site of the former Witch’s lair at Rocky Point State Park, read on! Rocky Point’s Witch Mill,… Continue reading Witch ride at Rocky Point?
It was known to strike fear into anybody who rode it. Rocky Point’s Wildcat coaster (not to be confused with the smaller, single-car Wildcat that arrived in 1958) was a wooden coaster that operated 1926 to 1938, having been destroyed by the ’38 hurricane. It was designed by Herbert Schmeck of Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, Inc… Continue reading The Wildcat “strike” at Rocky Point
Perhaps no structure at Rocky Point State Park is more enchanting and mysterious as the Skyliner remains. It’s the only ruin you can actually set foot on — and pretend to embark and disembark just as millions of people did for real for nearly 30 years. Its towering supports serve as a reference point for… Continue reading Uplifting experiences at Rocky Point