For some reason, today I am really having an “I miss Kennywood” moment. I’m sure it started as I began to consider a subject that I wanted to write about today. Since we are having a rather overcast and gloomy day here on the shore, I thought about how, not matter the weather, Kennywood would always radiate bright colors and excitement.
I recall the fantastic job the groundskeepers did in maintaining the landscaping around the park. It was often cited as bearing a strong resemblance to Tivoli Gardens. Tivoli Gardens (or simply Tivoli) is a famous amusement park and pleasure garden in Copenhagen, Denmark. The park opened on August 15, 1843 and is the second oldest amusement park in the world.
In spite of the age of some of the older rides like the Racer, Jack Rabbit or Turtle, they would always gleam from layers and layers of enamel paint in the brightest of colors. The canopies and the posts that held up the entrances to many of the rides showed their age by reveling cratering from previous layers of un-sanded paint. Instead of being something that would be considered unsightly, the cratering actually added character and charm to the park.
I decided rather than write a post today, I would rather provide you with some visual fodder that should stir your memory of Kennywood Park. The photos are ones that I took during my last trip to Kennywood, so they must be at least 10 years old. Enjoy!