XYZ Posted February 27, 2013 Author Share Posted February 27, 2013 1931 - 1932 Update In the midst of the Great Depression, Playland Park continues to be operating as usual from the wealth of the Richardson family. Though, one event in particular will greatly change the course of Playland history... In 1932, Playland Park opened Bumper Boats, one of the first ever built. It replaced Golf-by-the-Sea, a miniature golf course that existed in the 1930 & 1931 seasons. - - - - - - Something that changed the history of Playland Park... - - - - - - In 1932, a tragic moment happened. A great tidal wave surged its way through the beach and into Playland Park. The tidal wave rose water at levels 10 feet from the ground. The current guests in the park swam in the deep waters. Big Dipper right up to the water. The water created much damage to the park and scarred the lives of thousands on this hot summer day. Jack Rabbit over water. After the tidal wave, the park was abandoned. Richardson couldn't pay for the damages and re-open the park. Plus, that tidal wave scared many away. The park was shut down and ceased all operations. Playland is no more. Playland Park: 1913 - 1932 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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