The Park Beautiful


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The Park Beautiful

Following the turn of the 19th century, amusement parks across the United States increasingly prohibited alcohol sales both in response to the complaints of surrounding communities and to attract a middle class clientele. Parks that catered to urban dwellers with a fondness for beer gardens were often reinvented to draw in new audiences. After years of confrontation over alcohol sales in Scenic Park between Lakewood residents and park operators, the Lincoln Park & Amusement Co. assumed management of the grounds in 1906. Alcohol was banned, and the amusement spot was recreated as a park of free attractions.


This file appears in: Scenic Park