Iconic Austin amusement park closes after almost 40 years of fun
Austin has lost a go-to spot for kid-friendly good times. Kiddie Acres, the North Austin amusement park, has permanently closed.
The family-owned business took to Facebook to announce the closure and thank Austinites for nearly four decades of fun.
"After 38 wonderful years, Marina and I have retired and Kiddie Acres is now closed," says owner Joseph Herring in the announcement. "We are a thankful for a wonderful career of bringing smiles to the children of Austin. Thank you for all the support and love as we transition into this new stage of our lives."
Kiddie Acres has been a favorite for birthday parties and family outings since it opened in 1979. The kid-friendly destination featured miniature golf, carnival rides, and other pint-sized attractions, all for a reasonable price.
While the park is closed for good, you can walk away with a piece of Austin history. All of Kiddie Acres' equipment and merchandise will be sold at auction by Jones Swenson Auctions.