Jump to content

Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'playland'.

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


  • General
    • Going Up!
    • Photographing Houston
    • Skyscrapers
    • Architects, Developers, Builders, and Designs
    • Historic Houston
    • Houston Mod
    • Crater Houston Alliance
    • Houston Neverbuilt
    • Holy Places
    • Sports and Stadia
    • Moving to Houston
    • Community Announcements
  • Houston Area Neighborhoods and Places
    • Downtown
    • Midtown
    • Montrose
    • The Heights
    • Museum District/Hermann Park/Rice University area
    • River Oaks/Upper Kirby/Greenway Plaza/Bissonnet
    • Uptown and Galleria Area
    • Texas Medical Center
    • EaDo, the East End, and East Houston
    • Third Ward and University of Houston
    • Fifth Ward
    • Other Houston Neighborhoods
    • Houston Enclaves
    • Points North
    • Points Northeast
    • Points East
    • Points Southeast
    • Points South
    • Points Southwest
    • Katy and Points West
    • The Great Northwest
    • Galveston and the Gulf Islands
    • Coastal Prairie and Bay
  • Farther Afield
    • Bryan-College Station
    • San Antonio
    • Dallas/Fort Worth/Metroplex
    • Austin
    • Other Texas Places
    • New Orleans and Southern Louisiana
    • Meanwhile, In The Rest of the World...
  • Houston Issues
    • Traffic and Transportation
    • Houston Real Estate
    • Houston Construction, Home Repair, and Improvement
    • City Hall
    • Houston and the Environment
    • Houston and the Media
    • International Houston
    • Houston Area Dining, Shopping and Entertainment
    • The Arts in Houston
  • Other
    • General Houston Discussions
    • The Weather
    • Off Topic
    • Way Off Topic
    • Computers, Technology and the Internet
    • Classified Ads
    • HAIF on HAIF


  • Community Calendar
  • Fine Arts
  • Houston Music
  • Sports
  • City Business

Find results in...

Find results that contain...

Date Created

  • Start


Last Updated

  • Start


Filter by number of...


  • Start





Website URL








Found 1 result

  1. Does anyone have or able to provide access to photographs of old amusement parks in Texas? I love amusement parks and roller coasters and travel each year to visit parks. This past July, I travelled to Germany for two weeks to do such and do other sightseeing, as well. Within Houston, I know there were AstroWorld (of course) Playland Park (near the old AstroWorld site, though I don't know exactly where) Hanna Barbera Land (became Splashtown in Spring) Oak Park (near the intersection of Washington and Houston Avenue) Peppermint Park (apparently there were several, with one near the old Gulfgate Mall) KiddieLand (where Kroger is now at Kirby and S. Main) Electric Park (I think this was at what is now White Oak Park off Houston Avenue, just north of I-10. This was one of the trolley parks that opened at the turn of the 20th century. I remember reading that the park would not hire union labor and that, supposedly, some union members set of dynamite on trolleys in retaliation. I can find the article on the internet again if anyone would like to read about it. Information about this park has been extremely difficult to come by.) Elsewhere in Texas there was: A park purportedly in Corpus Christi Electric Park in Galveston Some other park in Galveston Exposition Park in San Antonio Lake Worth Park in San Antonio Lake Side Park in Wichita Falls Playland Park in San Antonio (their old wooden rollercoaster called "The Rocket" was moved an opened at Knoebel's Amusement Park in 1985) Pleasure Pier in Port Arthur This last latter is referenced (but not in detail) at http://defunctparks..../TX/indexTX.htm I would also love to find photos or video of Ponchartrain Beach in New Orleans (which I visited in 1982) and the not-so-well-known Lincoln Park in New Orleans which was built to cater to the black community during segregation. I know some people have commented on such in other posts, but many date back several years. If you have footage of your own on, say, 8mm, I may be willing to help pay for the conversion. If any of you have questions, about these or other parks, I'll be delighted to answer to the best of my ability. And, in case you don't know, Landry's is turning the pier that the old Flagship Inn was on into the "Galveston Pleasure Pier" with amusement rides and restaurant(s). That is tentatively expected to open in May, 2012, and there is lots of local news coverage and articles on it. Thanks! Alex
  • Create New...