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Joyland Park, 1948

Posted on August 22, 2014 | in Uncategorized | by
Lexington's Joyland Amusement Park was located in north east Fayette County off of North Broadway. This photo was taken in August of 1948 during the Kentucky Press Association sponsored picnic and square dance contest.  It was considered the "Best known park in the Bluegrass" with two roller coasters, the Wildcat, and the Kiddie Coaster.The park closed in August 1964 and was torn down in 1965 replaced by the Joyland neighborhood.

Lexington’s Joyland amusement park was in northeast Fayette County off North Broadway. This photo was taken in August 1948 during a picnic and square dance contest sponsored by the Kentucky Press Association. It was considered the “best-known park in the Bluegrass,” with two roller coasters: the Wildcat and the Kiddie Coaster. The park closed in August 1964 and was torn down in 1965, eventually replaced by the Joyland neighborhood.

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