Scotch Plains Amusement Park Bowcraft Is Closing

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Scotch Plains Amusement Park Bowcraft Is Closing

Postby boldikus » Fri Sep 16, 2016 2:00 pm

If there is a thread dedicated to this park I could not find it, my apologies please merge.

Sad News: Scotch Plains Amusement Park Bowcraft Is Closing

The Scotch Plains amusement park staple, Bowcraft, will be closing its doors after this season. The land was recently sold to a developer who plans on turning it into apartments and townhouses. Since 1946, this small amusement park was a Route 22 landmark for families. While lacking the big fancy rides of Six Flags or even the Land of Make Believe, it had plenty of old school options like the Merry-Go-Round, Balloon Ride, Super Slide, Dragon Coaster, Tilt-A-Whirl and more. The park feels, which makes visitors feel like they’re at a gigantic carnival remains one of the more affordable options for summer afternoon or weekend fun.

The Scotch Plains Planning Board meets to approve the developer plan on Sept. 26. It seems that the park will remain open on weekends through early October as per their schedule.
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Re: Scotch Plains Amusement Park Bowcraft Is Closing

Postby njcoasterguy34 » Fri Sep 16, 2016 2:10 pm

I actually went to the park for the first time a couple months ago. It's a shame they're closing at the end of the season.
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Re: Scotch Plains Amusement Park Bowcraft Is Closing

Postby larrygator » Fri Sep 16, 2016 2:12 pm

The land under that park is too valuable. I'm surprised they held out from selling for this long.

It's been a couple of years since I've been there, but Bowcraft did serve great pizza.
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Re: Scotch Plains Amusement Park Bowcraft Is Closing

Postby coasterbill » Fri Sep 16, 2016 2:13 pm

This really sucks. That was a really cute little park and Crossbow is actually a lot of fun.

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Re: Scotch Plains Amusement Park Bowcraft Is Closing

Postby njcoasterguy34 » Fri Sep 16, 2016 2:15 pm

Maybe Knoebels can purchase Crossbow and save it from the scrap heap.
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Re: Scotch Plains Amusement Park Bowcraft Is Closing

Postby SFOG1991 » Fri Sep 16, 2016 2:48 pm

I wish this was announced a bit earlier! I was in the area just two weeks ago and would've changed my schedule to go there had I known it was closing down.

Sad to see any park close down, especially considering there are almost never new parks opening in the U.S.

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Re: Scotch Plains Amusement Park Bowcraft Is Closing

Postby larrygator » Fri Sep 16, 2016 3:20 pm

Crossbow has been on the market for years. This decision makes me wonder if the actually recently sold it and then decided to move on to the park sale.
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Postby DirkFunk » Fri Sep 16, 2016 8:15 pm

Somethingsomethingmarketsomethingcapitalismsomething. There, that chain of gibberish was better than most park closure analysis.

On a serious note, I tried to go on Crossbow a few years ago and they had it closed up for the fall. It sits on a flat piece of land, so I expect it to be of interest to someone out there. Maybe it moves closer to me; lol yeah right. Seriously though that park actually put in effort for some of the infrastructure. I remember they installed concrete pavers for a bunch of it instead of just cheap shitty blacktop like a lot of places. Oh well, I'm sure the condos that may or may not ever get built on the site will be popular another real estate price deflation from now.

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Re: Scotch Plains Amusement Park Bowcraft Is Closing

Postby Satans Hockey » Sat Sep 17, 2016 6:23 am

Apparently this place is 30 minutes from me and I've never even heard of it.

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Re: Scotch Plains Amusement Park Bowcraft Is Closing

Postby coasterbill » Sat Sep 17, 2016 6:31 am

Satans Hockey wrote:Apparently this place is 30 minutes from me and I've never even heard of it.


You still have time to go and honestly you should. If I had Crossbow 30 minutes from me I'd ride it quite a bit. It's not amazing but it's a fun ride.


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