If you'd like to see a larger version of any of the photos just click on the photo and a larger version will open up on top of the page.

Lakemont Park and The Island Waterpark, Altoona, Pennsylvania

Lakemont Park in Altoona, Pennsylvania is a little park that I have been wanting to get back to since my first and only visit to it back in 1999 when I was first starting out this website.

Lakemont Park and The Island Waterpark, Altoona, Pennsylvania

As you may have guessed from some of my Trip Reports that I am a bit of a amusement park and roller coaster history buff.  With the worlds oldest roller coaster and a rather interesting history Lakemont Park is the perfect place for myself to spend a nice Saturday morning visiting.

Lakemont Park and The Island Waterpark, Altoona, Pennsylvania

Lakemont Park dates back to 1894 when the wooded park was the end of the line for Altoona's trolley service.  The goal of the park was to give trolley customers a reason to use the trolley on evenings and weekends when the trolley ridership was light. 

Lakemont Park and The Island Waterpark, Altoona, Pennsylvania

In the summer of 1899 rides were added and Lakemont Park became a full fledged amusement park. Lakemont Park has had quite a history over the next one hundred and sixteen years and I'll try to give you a taste of it as I take you through our day at the park.

Lakemont Park and The Island Waterpark, Altoona, Pennsylvania

On our quest for coasters and rides John was distracted by a little sandbox crane action.  After John's sandbox needs were met we were back off to our first ride of the day at Lakemont Park.



Next


Copyright 1999 - 2017

Paul B. Drabek