Several posted stories and first hand accounts are painting a picture that Clementon Park…. one of our area’s iconic treasures and one of the oldest amusement parks in the country… has closed early this season and seemingly is closed for good in hopes of finding a new buyer. So I don’t like posting unconfirmed rumors but there are several strong pieces of information out there that paint a very solid story. I was internally debating this weekend about posting about the park, but then this morning I chatted with Jamie Messenger who runs the Clementon Fall Festival (held at the Park in October). Jamie states she was told directly by park office staff “…I was told that the corporation that owns the park has closed early and have been looking for buyers for a while, some interest but no strong definite buyers so far”… going as far to say it’s moving to bank ownership! More on that in a bit.
A quick rundown of the information we have: