Get to know Roton Point Amusement Park

Local film maker promotes film

Rowayton filmmaker David Hogoboom released his film on Roton Point a little over a year ago. But if you missed the screening, you can view a clip of the fascinating look at the history of Roton Point at this website cinestories.net

Roton Point Amusement Park  opened in the late 1800's and operated until late 1942, catering to local families who could come by trolley from South Norwalk and Darien. As the word spread, long before facebook, visitors would arrive by boat from all over as well. Local historian Frank E. Raymond noted that up to 12,000 visitors a day could arrive by boat.

 The Roton Point Amsuement Park had a little bit of everything for visitors to partake. A row of concession stands lined the border of Bayley Beach. A shooting gallery, penny arcade, palm reader and even a glass blower entertained the crowds. A roller coaster extended along Bayley Beach in addition to the traditional carousel and a miniature steam train circled the park.

The film follows the history of the Roton Point and captures the memories of area residents, who lived through the fun times. A DVD is available of the film for $25 from Hogoboom’s web site

Lisa Wilson Grant February 21, 2011 at 06:15 PM
Great movie! I highly recommend it - look for our "Roton Point" amusement park postcard history book by Roton Point History Committee members Lisa Wilson Grant, Mary Ellen Pastore, Cam Hutchins and Pat Atkin later this spring!
Lisa Wilson Grant June 24, 2011 at 12:35 PM
‎"Roton Point" Book signing tomorrow 1-3 at Rainy Faye bookstore (next to the library) at 1042 Broad Street, Bridgeport. Roton Point was an amusement park in Norwalk from 1880's until 1941, and this is an amusement park postcard history book we put together - please come and say "hi"!!


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »