Emmy is asking 7 Questions about the big plans for Funland Amusement ParkPublished at
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The idea came from a Facebook commenter who saw a video of me and my family floating down the river in Island Park. The person said I should turn the tables and interview my dad (Nate Eaton) – so I did and the rest is history!
Today I’m talking with Dana Kirkham, the Chair of the Funland Renovation Committee. For over a century, Tautphaus Park served as a home for Funland, an amusement park full of carnival rides and concession stands. It’s been in Idaho Falls since 1947 but has changed ownership multiple times and is now closed.
A grassroots project is underway to restore Funland and make it better than ever. Dana told me about what’s happening and I asked her the following questions:
- Tell us about the history of Funland.
- Do you have any memories coming here as a child?
- What do you hope to see happen with Funland?
- Why should people help out?
- When do you think the project will be done?
- What rides will be here when the restoration is complete?
- How can people help out?
You can donate, buy a brick and learn more about the Funland restoration project here.
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