Augusta Newspaper May 4,1984:Amusement Park Coming to Local Area
North Augusta Wood Park is now becoming an amusement park.The park,a heavily wooded pine forest that includes a pond,memorial garden,cemetery,and mini railroad ride,has always been owned by the Hays family.Originally the land was bought by the Hays family in 1850,they built a manor,which is now replaced by 1920's style house,and when family members died they made a cemetery.In 1940 the house was owned by Bill and Mary Mays who had four children.When word of the attack on Pearl Harbor came through Bill instantly joined the Army.He was killed in 1944,and when Mary heard this she was very sad and depressed.After the war she ordered a Memorial Garden be built to everyone who died in the war,let local families who had a family member die be buried in the family cemetery,and ordered a mini railway be built because one of Bill's favorite things was trains.The land was now opened to the public,and as years passed by one by one the children moved away,she was alone.Until 1979 when she partnered with a young local businessman to change the park into another one of his husband's passions amusement parks.So it finally developed this year.
Known facts about the park:
-It will still be called North Augusta Wood Park
-The park will have two roller coasters,a carnival style area,and various attractions spread through out.
Here are some pictures of the park at it's current state:
I do think this is a improvement of my previous park.
Last edited by A.J.
on Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:24 pm.
Coasters,burgers,and Chuck Norris are awesome.
Coaster Count:11 Wood:2 Steel:5 Other/grape flavored fruit chew:1 Favorite Coaster:Thunderhead Wood:Thunderhead Steel:Corkscrew(Cedar Point)Other/grape flavored fruit chew:Gemini
Park Count:2 Favorite Park:Dollywood