Forest Park,Chalfont: Americas Oldeest Piicnic Grove & Site of Former Amusement Park
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    Forest Park,Chalfont: America's Oldeest Piicnic Grove & Site of Former Amusement Park

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    Seems to Me There must be allot of area Outside the Present park Limits
    to research also
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    Forest Park was an amusement park located on over 140 acres in Chalfont. It closed in 1968 after over 80 years of operation. The park was a major attraction in the area featuring rides, a swimming pool, string bands and other events. It was a popular venue for company picnics having hosted thousands of employees of the Budd Company. John Malack is the founder and chairman of the ‘Friends of Forest Park’ organization having served in that capacity for over 30 years. He has many photos and memorabilia from the park.

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ID:	1769524Forest Park, Chalfont, 1908. This park, located between the north branch of the Neshaminy and Route 202, was in operation from 1885 until 1964. In the 1940s, Philadelphia companies sent trainloads of employees here for a day of rest and relaxation. One of the park's larger buildings, The Pavilion, is shown above. This image comes from Chalfont and New Britain Postcard History Series by Robert L. Showalter.
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    Looks like the Heart of the Park was South of Park Ave

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    LOL, right now somebody is probably cussing you up one side and down the other for exposing their secret honey hole they've kept secret from everyone else.
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