Cherry Hill (amusement park) facts for kids
|Location||Kaysville, Utah, United States|
|Website||Official Cherry Hill Website|
Cherry Hill is a small campground/amusement park in Kaysville, Utah. The park opened for business on June 4, 1967 originally as just a campground. It later, based upon the popularity of it as a campsite, created some water attractions for its campers to enjoy in the summer season. It is mainly popular during the summer because of its main focus on water rides. The park also contains many other attractions such as miniature golf, a ball crawl for kids, Basketball on Trampolines, a rock climbing wall, Arcade games, Jungle Themed Maze and weekend concerts.
Before 1967 the land was 38 acres of a working cherry farm. Some of the trees, of the over 700 there, are still cherry trees. Grant S. Lloyd, the farmer born and raised there, received the property from his father who split the property in two to both of his sons. Grant got the southern portion, that was 2 acres larger than the northern portion, when he lost a coin toss to his brother who elected to take the northern half. Grant sold the sand from the extra 2 acres to the Utah Highway Department for .02 cents a yard so they widen Highway 89 nearby. He sold it with no regrets, as the sand from the 2 acres restricted the growth of his fruit trees. He realized he could make some greater profit on his land that would give him much more money than his farm. Now that he was near a busy interstate he partnered with a Chevron gas station that was built close by and teamed up with a restaurant to be built on his property for lease. As these things occurred he and his wife planned on constructing the campground and produce even more profit.
On June 4, 1967 the campground opened. Named "Crossroads Camping", it helped travelers with its food, cheap gas, and hospitality.
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