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.
Last edited by larrygator on Sun Oct 02, 2016 7:04 am.
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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