My name is Missy Mazzaferro, and I’ve never grown up. For the past several years I’ve been travelling to Kiddie parks built in the 1950s and 1960s and documenting them as quickly as I can before they all disappear. In doing so, I now find myself with tens of thousands of images of these quaint, enchanted parks of yesteryear. More vanish each year, so I hope to share some of these images with you here and inspire you to visit your own local park.
So, boys and girls- buy yourself a reasonably priced ticket and grab a $2 grilled cheese sandwich (served on a frisbee) from the snack bar. Join me in a trip back through time to visit magical lands where dinosaurs still walk the earth, Mother Goose and her fairy tale friends tell you stories, and if you’re lucky, maybe you can catch a glimpse of the Easter Bunny or Santa and his elves hard at work in the north pole!
This is Enchanted Kiddieland!