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Lakewood Park
East Mahanoy Junction (Barnesville), Schuylkill County, PA
Lakewood Park was located within a block or so of another park called Lakeside Park which closed well before Lakewood. The park property is quite wooded and spread out. In it's later years, Lakewood Park was known for it's Bavarian Beer Festival.

Lakewood once had a large wooden coaster in addition to a kiddie coaster and a Wild Mouse ride. The coaster was designed by Miller and Baker and introduced in 1923. It was removed sometime before the park closed. A miniature train ride circled the western half of the park. The Carousel has been saved and still operates at the Science Center in downtown Grand Rapids , Michigan. It is a Spillman menagerie park machine.

There are still quite a few remains at Lakewood Park to see. The Theater and a few other buildings remain. It is possible to see where the miniature train tracks ran and there is also a very rotted coaster car in the woods. The Festival House still remains too.

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Opened: ?

Closed: 1980s

Location: West side of E. Mahanoy Jct., PA

Remains: Lake, roads, several buildings, a coaster car and many other odds and ends.

Trolley Park: Railroad park

[Lakewood Park]

The above postcard picture gives a clear view of the park with the Ballroom in the upper right. The coaster would have been located to the upper left. The island remains. This view looks to the South.

Photo Gallery - The park in 1998

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Parking Lot

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These footers are the remains of the Ballroom

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Path from Midway leading to the Ballroom

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The Theater which sat near the Ballroom

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Main Midway

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Some buildings, probably games

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Another view of the buildings along the midway

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Remains of the Carousel building

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Another view of the Carousel building

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Lake and remains of bath houses

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View over foundations looking toward the lake

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An oven

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Coaster car

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Coaster car

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Coaster car

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Track for the kiddie turnpike

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Rough electric used in older parks

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Roadbed for the miniature train

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Western train bridge - 1 of 3

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Northern train bridge

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An old light

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