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Amusement Park on the Merrimack River

A trolley arrives at the entrance of the newly opened Merrimack Park, 1921. -- Methuen Historical Commission

A trolley arrives at the entrance of the newly opened Merrimack Park, 1921.

Methuen Historical Commission

From the early 1920s until the Great Flood of 1936, Merrimack Park provided the residents of Merrimack Valley countless days of fun. One big attraction at Merrimack Park was a wooden roller coaster overlooking the Merrimack river. The park closed after the Great Flood when the river rose as much as 68 feet in nearby areas. 

Today, the only remains of Merrimack Park are a handful of steel support beams along the river.

Merrimack Park carousel in the aftermath of the Great Flood of 1936. The amusement park operated along the Merrimack River between 1921 and 1936. -- Methuen Historical Commission

Merrimack Park carousel in the aftermath of the Great Flood of 1936. The amusement park operated along the Merrimack River between 1921 and 1936.

Methuen Historical Commission

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