Geneva in Ashtabula County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Pop Pera was especially fond of the Allen Hershell rides, and the park's inventory included a Kiddie Car, wet-boat, pony-cart, Skyfighter and three-abreast merry-go-round. The Kiddie Cars were modeled after the popular Hudsons and, at Kiddieland, named for places in Ashtabula County.
The park's first ride was the Dodgem, installed in 1945. A power line ran from the Pera's Pier Ballroom to the Dodgem building; every time the ride powered up, the lights in the ballroom dimmed.
Adult rides were added to Kiddieland in the late-1970s and the park was renamed Erieview Park in 1980 to reflect the renewed interest in marketing to teenage audience. The rides were sold at auction in 2006; the park's Ferris wheel stayed at GOTL and operates during the summer months.
Erected by Ashtabula County Civic Development Corporation.
Topics. This historical Entertainment • Parks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1955.
Location. 41° 51.62′ N, 80° 57.167′ W. Marker is in Geneva, Ohio, in Ashtabula County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5483 Lake Rd E, Geneva OH 44041, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The New Inn (within shouting distance of this marker); Pergola Gardens (within shouting distance of this marker); Pier Ballroom (within shouting distance of this marker); Miniature Golf (within shouting distance of this marker); Gas Stations (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Popcorn Ball (about 700 feet away); Shady Beach (about 800 feet away); Ransom E. Olds-Birthplace (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Geneva.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2023. It was originally submitted on June 20, 2021, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 162 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 20, 2021, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.