"A LOOK BACK AT ROCK POINT PARK"
Western Pennsylvania's one time premier leisure destination
|The footbridge over Connoquenessing Creek at Rock Point Park on a circa 1910 Postcard|
Rock Point Park was a popular excursion destination around the turn of the 20th century. Churches, fraternal orders, schools and other groups from western Pennsylvania & eastern Ohio organized pleasure trips to the park. At one time it had various amusement facilities, scenic trails, and picnic grounds. It was located in Wayne Township Lawrence Co., Pa. at the junction of the rugged gorge of Connoquenessing Creek and the Beaver River. The nearest towns were Wampum, Hazel Dell & Ellwood City.
The intent of this site is to review the history of the park and present information gathered from various sources and to display some material that is not widely known.
|The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy has a good recent aerial view of the site of Rock Point Park.|
|1902 USGS map showing the location of Rock Point|
|Blueprint showing the extent of the park in 1905|
|Crowds arriving by rail, the Matheny tavern is in the background.
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|Thanks to Jeff Carskadden & Richard Gartley who supplied photos of some items included in this site. The banner on this page is from a 1909 postcard, the banner on the other pages is a Rock Point Amusement Co. letterhead. Please visit Roller Coaster Database, and Ellwood City Postcards!|
|Site Prepared by Matthew Foy - Last Updated 04/22/2007|
|Copyright 2006 Please copy images only for personal use.|