Friday, April 18, 2008

Souvenir Friday-Elitch Garden Amusement Park

In speaking with my friends and co-workers who grew up in Denver, Elitch's Garden was one of the most beautiful, peaceful and amazing amusement park. Located in a suburb of Denver, the park had immaculate landscaping as well as some great rides. The park also had a history stretching back to 1890. The park moved closer to Denver in 1995 to allow for expansion of the park and was subsequently purchased and then sold by Six Flags. The new park does not have the charm nor the landscaping of the old park (in fact it is on an old toxic waste dump, a superfund site.) The area of the old park has been developed with only the Elitch Theater and the large Carousel barn still remaining on site. The brochure below dates from circa 1952 when the Kiddie Land was added to the park.

Sorry for the little stitch glitch in the middle of the long brochure image.


Major Pepperidge said...

I used to have some slides of Elitch's from the 70's, including a few night shots, but I'm not sure if I still have them. That reminds me, I have those other slides too, the two "Magic Mountain" images and those images of the western town that I sent you. I'll have to post those!

Hrundi V. Bakshi said...

Wow. I lived in the Denver area 1969 through 1972 this brings back some amazing memories. It was a beautiful park.

Thanks Matterhorn