Breaking: Lakemont Park Closed for Summer 2017
This afternoon Lakemont Park in Altoona, Pennsylvania announced to the public that it would not open its gates for the 2017 summer season. The park released the following statement via Facebook:
LAKEMONT PARK TO UNDERGO RENOVATIONS
DURING SUMMER OF 2017
Lakemont Park will be closed for renovations during the summer of 2017, but will reopen on Friday, November 17, 2017 for the 21st Annual Holiday Lights On The Lake. Due to the significant time it takes to set-up for Holiday Lights On The Lake in the fall and tear down in the late Winter-early Spring, any significant renovations that are necessary must be done during the summer season, so as not to interfere with this popular holiday tradition. For the safety of the Lakemont Park guests and staff, the Park will not be able to remain open during the renovations.
Changes planned for Lakemont Park include replacing some of the older amusement rides with a new miniature golf course, batting cages, playgrounds, basketball and sand volleyball courts, and expanded picnic areas, while keeping and enhancing attractions, such as the waterpark, paddle boats, train, roller coasters, antique cars, and go-karts.
These changes will give Lakemont Park the feel of a traditional community park, as well as a family entertainment center. It will also make the park affordable to all guests, as admission will be free and attractions will be available on a per use basis and in discounted packages. There will be food concessions, as well as picnic pavilions and catering for groups. Special events will be planned, such as basketball and volleyball tournaments, as well as July 4th fireworks and more. The Park will be open daily from late May through early September beginning in 2018.
Additional details will be made available throughout the renovation process.
While it is unfortunate that the park has to remain closed for the summer, we hope that these renovations will keep people coming to Lakemont Park for many years!
Read more about Lakemont Park here.