Thursday, August 8, 2013
ROSELAND PARK, CANANDAIGUA, NY - A MEMORY NOW
I remember Roseland back from when I was a kid until it closed. My parents use to take us there to ride the Carousel, the Train and my brother loved the Skyliner. As I got older and could drive, my friends and I would go over to Kershaw Park (bottom picture) right next to Roseland and swim. Kershaw Park is still there. Then we would go to Roseland. We would ride the rides, play some games, then come home. Even after we started working it was a place to spend the day on a weekend. Roseland still brings back some great memories.
I was there the year they closed in 1985. At the time, I was living in Florida, but drove back to see Roseland one last time. Went through with a couple of my friends remembering the good times we had there and having one last fling before she closed. We road all the old rides we liked and played our favorite games. Ate at the restaurant and just had a good time.
It's kind of sad now as I look back. Every Spring, I wish it could open again, but there are houses, now, where Roseland use to be. The Skyliner that was at Roseland is at Lakemont Park in Altoona, Pa. The Carousel is at Carousel Center Mall in Syracuse, New York. All the other items were sold at auction.
All I have now are memories and postcards.
I COLLECT POSTCARDS ON CERTAIN THINGS, ROSELAND PARK BEING ONE OF THEM. IF ANYONE SHOULD HAVE ROSELAND PARK POSTCARDS AND WOULD LIKE TO SELL THEM, I WOULD BE INTERESTED IN BUYING THEM. I KNOW THEY ARE A LOT OF DIFFERENT POSTCARDS ON ROSELAND THAT I DON'T HAVE. MY E-MAIL IS: