Waldameer would like to acknowledge & thank Jim Futrell for his work. This history summary was helped greatly from Mr. Futrell’s article “Waldameer Park, 100 Years of Memories” published in Volume. 18 Number. 6 of the NAPHA News.
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“Waldameer’s origins began in the late 1800’s as Hoffman’s grove, an Erie area popular picnic spot overlooking the lake. This serene destination caught the attention of the Erie Electric Motor Co., the city’s main trolley company. They leased Hoffman’s grove and renamed the land Waldameer, German for “woods by the sea” – in 1896 Waldameer Park was born.”