One of New Jersey’s oldest amusement parks, which has been entertaining families for generations almost became a memory after 114 years.  Clementon Lake Park, which sits approximately 47 miles west of the Jersey Shore, in Clementon New Jersey was about to be sold off at auction after previous owners defaulted on the mortgage in 2019.

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Thanks to a real estate broker from Chicago, his “11th-hour” purchase, saved the summer for so many and resurrected the 53-acre theme park from being dismantled and shut down for good!

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Since 1907 families from all over, came to Clementon Lake Park to ride the rides, play games, and make those memories every household photo album captures.  In 2011, Clementon Lake Park was renamed Clementon Park and Splash World after the addition of its water park.  The opening of the 23,000 square foot wave pool, soon after gave visitors another reason to cool off during the hot summer months.  In addition to the 29 attractions, visitors can also ride a Ferris Wheel, Wooden Roller Coaster, Vintage Carousel, and a railway system.

The day many have been reading about for weeks arrived last Friday, June 25.  Almost 2-years had passed before Clementon Park and Splash World reopened their doors to the smiling faces of families who have been patiently waiting.  The parks official statement said, “After receiving the all-clear from borough officials late Wednesday afternoon, Clementon Park & Splash World announced its re-opening for daily operation is set for Friday, June 25.”

Good news for all, since the reopening was hit with 3 previous snags this past spring.

Here's to another 114 years of making memories!

Check out these amazing throwback photos of past memories at Clementon Park!

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