Tulsa amusement park owner focuses on rebuilding

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The third-generation owner of Bell's Amusement Park in Tulsa is on a mission to rebuild the park - one ride at a time.

Robby Bell's grandfather, Robert Bell Sr., started Bell's Amusement park in 1951 with just six rides. It soon became a destination for birthday parties, family outings and school trips. The park closed in 2006 after the Tulsa County Public Facilities Authority failed to renew the park's lease.

In 2011, Robby Bell announced he was reopening the park at a different location with a handful of small rides. An online campaign recently raised $19,000 to help install additional machines.

Bell says some visitors come to him in tears because they are so happy to take their children to the park they once frequented.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Sherman 4201 Texoma Pkwy (903) 892 -8123 Ardmore 2624 S. Commerce (580) 223-0946
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 238480901 - kxii.com/a?a=238480901
Gray Television, Inc.