Four long-term supporters of Conneaut Lake are optimistic about the future of Conneaut Lake Park after its recent sale in bankruptcy court to a private owner.
After experiencing financial issues for more than two decades, the more-than-a-century-old amusement park recently was sold to Keldon Holdings LLC for $1.2 million.
Speaking with long-time residents or supporters of the park, they remain hopeful for the future — although one is a little skeptical until he hears more from the new owners.
Founded in 1892, Conneaut Lake Park operated under various private owners until the late 1990s when Gary Harris bought it from bankruptcy court. After operating it for a few years, Harris then donated the park to the people of northwestern Pennsylvania in 1997.