Bayshore Amusement Park

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A rare photo of the Bayshore Amusement Park courtesy of Greg Switzer

Bayshore May 27 1954 Lyons NY Republican

————————–The above ad is from the May 27 1954 Lyons NY Republican————————–

Bayshore Amusement Park was located on the south side of Greig Street near what is now Krenzer’s Marine. It was set up in a vacant lot next to what used to be the roller skating rink. It was only in existence for a couple of summers during the 1950s. Several old-time Sodus Point residents have mentioned that is gave our village a “Coney Island” atmosphere during its short life span. Mrs. Helen Doreen was the proprieter.

The park had a number of attractions:

Ferris Wheel
Shooting Gallery – 22 shorts
Merry- go- round and other Kiddie Rides
Chair Swings
Roller Skate Ring
Floor Show
Dancing – Dancehall
Basketball Shooting

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The above photo is Evelyn’s Five Star Rangers which was a Rochester band that played several times at the dance hall at the Bayshore Amusement Park. Think of them as Roy Rogers and Dale Evans on steroids.

In the 1960s, the roller skating would morph into Krenzer’s roller skating rink. Wish you could relive those days of roller skating? Thanks to Merle Sweet you can:


Roller Skating Memories:


Barbara Giglia remembers: I use to sweep the floors when I would skate for free. The cottage (next to it) was one of the old ice houses across the bay where they stored the ice blocks that later was converted to a cottage.


Kay Pennycoff-Gwilt remembers: My parents gave us each $1.00 for the evening ( .90 cents to get in the skating rink with .10 cents left for a pop! Such fun times!


Marilyn Garner remembers: There was an end door that opened up and the water was right there. A couple of people went out the door and into they bay while skating then they put a piece of wood across the open door.


An aerial view of the Roller Skating Rink (center on the water) circa 1967/1968. Photo courtesy of Bob Chase Jr.