Whalom Park

Whalom Park

I missed the opportunity to see what was the 10th oldest amusement park at the time of its closing in 2000. Nature is reclaiming the space quickly.

I’d love to hear your memories of Whalom Park, and especially what this particular building was used for.

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5 Comments

  1. Hannah
    Posted October 8, 2006 at 10:33 pm | Permalink

    No idea about the building… what I remember most is the terrifying “black hole” roller coaster. It was one of those rickety wooden coasters, and you’d plunge into the dark on one of the drops. It completely turned me off roller coaster for years. The water park was fantastic.

  2. Diane
    Posted October 9, 2006 at 11:00 am | Permalink

    I believe this is a picture of the picnic pavillion. Companies had outings there and this is where they served hamburgers, hot dogs and corn on the cob. I remember going to my dad’s outings from the First National Bank of Boston (now Bank of America). I remember Karl in a stroller and Sarah about 3 months old at one of them (over 20 years ago). I also remember going there as a kid and absolutely loving it. It makes me sad to go by it now.

  3. Whitney
    Posted October 10, 2006 at 11:15 am | Permalink

    I never got to go – but I remember loving the song – Whalom Park!! Have a whale of a time!

  4. Julie
    Posted October 10, 2006 at 6:46 pm | Permalink

    yup, that is the picnic pavillion. Many, many burgers, hot dogs, and ice cream sandwiches were served there during school trips. One memory I have of Whalom is a 6th grade field trip. I was on the big swing ride and someone got sick. Since we were traveling in a circle, everyone got a little splatter….gross huh? I also remember the fun house with it’s crazy mirrors and the tube that spung around while you tried to walk through it.

  5. Diane
    Posted October 10, 2006 at 10:13 pm | Permalink

    Oh yes, the fun house was great!
    http://www.laffinthedark.com/articles/whalom/whalom2.htm
    I remember everything but the Laffing Lady!

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