Kinsmen Park memories

No rides in Kinsmen Park this year. After closing the rides at the end of last season, the City began construction of new attractions that are scheduled to be open in 2014.

City of Saskatoon offers free rides (normally $1 per ride) on the last day of operation of the Kinsmen Park train and carousel, Labour Day, Monday, September 3, 2012. The City is decommissioning the miniature train and carousel for a 25-year multimillion-dollar plan to renovate the 46-acre Kinsmen Park. A ferris wheel was removed several years ago. On March 5, 2013, the City of Saskatoon announced that the 38-year-old train had been sold to Country Fun Farms, a 70-acre theme farm 10 km east of Prince Albert. (Darrell Noakes)

City of Saskatoon offers free rides on the last day of operation of the Kinsmen Park train and carousel, Labour Day, Monday, September 3, 2012.

I’m sure there must be three or more generations of families in Saskatoon who have fond memories of visiting Kinsmen Park to ride the train, carousel and Ferris wheel.

I was at the park last September, along with thousands of others, to witness the end of an era as the City offered rides for free on their last day of operation.

Looking forward to seeing the new Kinsmen Park in 2014. It’s supposed to contain a water feature, climbing area and maybe even a zipline. And, of course, there will be a train. What child doesn’t like trains?

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