Wednesday, January 16, 2013

What's Going on with Geauga Lake? Nothing.

A Bing image of the park
Five years after the park closed for the final time, the activity that has taken place on Geauga Lake's site can be summed up in one simple word: nothing.

And that's something that local residents are getting upset over, not only because the property sits as wasted space that's no longer generating tax revenues, but also because it is unkempt and an eyesore - so they say.

The 500 acres that the park sat on has been for sale since it closed, but Cedar Fair has not had any bids that they made moves on.  Most of the rides and structures were removed shortly after the closure, but some still stand, slowly rotting away.

The above linked story reports that Cedar Fair has a company working with local authorities on rezoning the site, which could draw in different businesses that may want to operate there.  It sounds like both sides, owner and township, agree that they want to land to be sold in a few large chunks, not many smaller pieces.

The article also reports that Cedar Fair immediately responded that they have received no official concerns about the status or appearance of the property, but would respond quickly if they had.

Personally, I can't believe that five years has already passed since we were all wondering and speculating about the future of the park.