Lakeside Amusement Park looking for workers, and readers are responding
The Lakeside Amusement Park is a Denver landmark. Built in 1908 in the Beaux-Arts style and originally called White City, it was an architectural marvel a century ago, and today people are amazed that the old-fashioned amusement park still exists.
It didn’t open last year and there was talk of whether it would ever come back. But last weekend Lakeside announced it would reopen this summer … once it finds employees and workers in concert. “Do you love Lakeside and the magic that can come to life in summer? Lakeside is gearing up to open this summer and looking to hire all kinds of great and knowledgeable people (ages 18+) for short term work and for work. for the rest of the summer, ”Lakeside posted on their Facebook page.“ If you or friends are willing to share your talents (even for a few weeks) or for some “concert” type projects, please let us know. know.”
In their comments on the Westword Facebook page regarding Lakeside employment opportunities, as well as our history of the amusement park, readers tell the managers at Lakeside a lot: says Diane:
Clean that up. Put fresh paint all over the park and maybe replace all those burnt out light bulbs on the tower and bring back all those quirky attractions like the fun house. Make Lakeside Theme Park an Exciting Place to Go Again
It’s an iconic park full of an impressive history, and I hope they can come out of their own struggles and the hardships of COVID. With the money to restore and preserve, it would be an amazing place, and the idea of bulldozing it is sad. You can’t replicate the history, architecture, and classic roller coasters, but anything can be maintained.
110 years old and still has all the original rides.
Ahh … good old Lakeside. Stick to those ’80s salaries. Good times.
“We’re especially looking for people with skills in stucco, brickwork, bending, carpentry, welding, lubrication and other manual skills,” Lakeside wrote. “We are also looking for people who can move heavy objects and clean, rake or paint.” $ 12.40 / hr, no benefit. Good luck with that.
What bothers me besides the salary and lack of perks is that it really seems like they are looking for 12.40 / hr welders. Are these welds on the rides?!?! “It was fun until the ride collapsed and everyone died”
I’m 40 years old. Lakeside was a death trap when I was a kid. My parents said it was a death trap when they were kids. He is 110 years old. Their rides are sketchy as hell. They definitely NEED skilled workers to fix this place, but after all this time and all the shenanigans with their history, they also need to PAY well for professional work. I’m honestly surprised they haven’t been closed for security reasons. It’s dude BADDDDD.
I can’t believe they haven’t leveled this dump and built an entire neighborhood of housing. The owners could retire tomorrow if they sold this land for what it’s probably worth.
On a somewhat related note, can we move Casa Bonita to Lakeside? Or just put all that amusement park at Casa Bonita? A great tourist trap, a convenient location. Get a delicious plate of “food” while you wait to be rescued.
When was the last time you were at Lakeside Amusement Park? What do you think should be done with the place? Post a comment or share your thoughts at [email protected] And if you missed our Lakeside story, read it here.
Welcome to White City, the original embodiment of Lakeside.
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