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Erie Beach Park

Ontario : Fort Erie
Location #5688

Location Owner:kev7716
Creation Date: 10/26/2012
Last Updated: 9/26/2013

Erie Beach Prak was founded in 1880s by Benjamin and Edward Baxter and W.B. Pierce . It started out as a picnic area then expanded into a Amusement Park . It was first called Snake Hill Grove. Beside catering to Canadians they advertised to Buffalo N.Y. as a way to get away from the city. A railway service started in 1887 known as the Sandfly Express .The park featured rides like a figure 8 Roller coaster Carousel called flying pony and Ferrice Wheel . They also built the Worlds larges Swimming Pool . In 1910 the year saw the building of a three story Casino that included a Bath House , Bowling Alley Resterants and a Dance Hall .Also 3,500 seat Stadium was built . In 1929 Erie Park was hit hard by the Depression and its last day was the following year Labour Day 1930. (Note...You can still see the Roller Coaster in 1934 view on Goggle Earth)

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Status: Historic Location | Category: Recreational

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Address: Helena Street
Province: Ontario

Heather389 says:
8/26/2014 12:06:49 PM

I took some pictures of Erie Beach a few years ago after the wind storm in October 2009 and the concrete is still there and they made a walk way which looks great.

doom vs says:
9/27/2013 9:15:11 AM

For sure, that's good crack money.

riddimryder says:
9/27/2013 9:00:31 AM

This should be FM. Someone might steal the bits of concrete!

superss says:
9/26/2013 8:51:26 PM

Cool step back in time & historical photos. They liked their concrete.

WrecksdaleWreck says:
10/30/2012 7:58:50 PM

My grandfather worked there as a security guard from 1928. He lived in a house on west side of the park and moved to the east side after the park closed. I've been there in the 50s and 60s and did all that.

ground state says:
10/29/2012 6:52:09 AM

I managed to get out by climbing up to the support beams and shimmying across. Here's what you were looking at... the pumphouse would be just off to the right of this image: (manually highlight, copy and paste this into a new window. For some reason it gives a 404 error otherwise)


kev7716 says:
10/28/2012 2:33:09 PM

You can still see the Roller Coaster in 1934 view on Goggle Earth.

kev7716 says:
10/27/2012 8:25:51 PM

Wasn't even sure what it was . How did you get out?

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