While not officially announced by the park yet, it seems as though the 2016 season very well may be the last one for New Jersey's Bowcraft Amusement Park. The family style amusement park isn't the largest in the area, but it's still always sad to see a park close its doors - especially when it's for new apartments!
According to local news, the Scotch Plains Planning Board will be considering next week a plan that would see 190 apartments and 10 townhomes built on the site of the park. That would imply that the land the park sits on must carry a great value, and also means that when the park closes at the end of this October it will probably be for good.
The park has also commonly been known as Bowcraft Playland and dates back to 1946 when it operated as an archery/ski equipment store complete with a small ski hill. It was expanded decades later to include the amusement rides and family entertainment-style fun offered today.