ABANDONED MICHIGAN: Pirate’s Amusement Park, Flint
Pirate's Park was an amusement park in Flint that wasn't open too long...it opened approximately around 1991 and lasted til the mid 2010's.
Nowadays, the remnants still stand as a reminder to all what fun it used to be. Why did it close? It had something for everyone:
420-FOOT TALL WATER SLIDE
Why close, indeed? Could it be thanks to the influx of home gaming and computers that kept customers away? Or was there an offer made to buy the place that was too hard to resist?
There are plans for Pirate's Park currently in development.....a developer has been approved to construct an eighty-room assisted living center, four-story hotel and 75,000-foot indoor storage facility at the park's location at 4175 Miller Road in Flint. Read more on mlive about this project by clicking HERE and HERE.
Check out the photos above to see the Typhoon Water Slide in it's current state along with the rest of the grounds, inside and out.
Thanks to former owners Jeff & Bob Katz and Hod & Jeri Morton for bringing family fun & joy to the area for close to 25 years.
Pay a visit soon; you can hang out in the parking lot and take photos before everything is torn down...but ALWAYS get permission if you seek to explore within the amusement area.