Alameda Park offers playgrounds, picnic areas, numerous shelter facilities, a newly created mountain bike trail, a community waterpark, seasonal programs, entertainment and events.
The park, including the Purple Playground, is handicap accessible and there’s even a spot for the pups at Jade’s Dog Park.
Originally opened in 1901 by streetcar operator Butler Traction Company as an amusement park featuring a Ferris Wheel, bumper cars, a merry-go-round, and a roller coaster, transportation to the park then was provided by a 25-cent trolley ride. As time passed, and cars and buses replaced trolleys, Alameda closed in 1944 and was eventually purchased by Butler County in 1967.
Each year, Alameda’s 400-plus acres greets thousands of visitors, who enjoy the park’s massive playground and the 12 shelters.
Alameda Waterpark is a spot for families to cool down at the Pirate's Cove Splash Pad as well as two enclosed tube slides, two toddler zero entries, picnic tables, umbrellas, and a sitting concrete wall lining the entrance of the pool. The diving well features an Aqua Rock wall, two diving boards, and a drop slide.
But, wait! There’s more! With more than eleven miles, Alameda Park Single Track bike trail built to the latest IMBA standards making it a great ride, offering rolling contours, banked corners, berms, and even a ramp built entirely along the length of a huge fallen tree! More info on the single track trails from this article.