Sunday Feb 26, 2023

Rockwood Park: Coney Island of the Maritimes

Saint John's genteel Rockwood Park was once turned into a modern electric circus.

For several years Saint John’s iconic Rockwood Park –the largest urban park in Canada at the time– was turned into a summer fair grounds based on Coney Island. In the early 1900s it featured rides that had never been seen before like a ferris wheel and merry go around, nightly fireworks, bars and restaurants, and acrobatic performances so daring the daredevil chickened out, but a local waiter stepped in to perform them instead.

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