Waterfall Park is an abandoned amusement park on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
Waterfall Park was constructed in the late 1980s and offered family-friendly amusements, including two water slides, multiple go-kart tracks, bumper boats, miniature golf, and bungee jumping. 1 2 3
Waterfall Park closed in 2010 at the onset of an economic recession. 1 2 The closed facility rapidly deteriorated after Hurricane Irene battered the island in August 2011. 3
In 2014, the Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Civic Association offered $1.6 million to buy the dilapidated Waterfall Park with plans to build a community park and renovate the house into a library. 1 2 The offer was refused.
- Hampton, Jeff. “Waterfall Park was once a popular attraction on Hatteras Island. Now residents fear it’s dangerous.” Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk], 11 Feb. 2017.
- Crist, Joy. “Crumbling waterfall park in Rodanthe declared a nuisance.” Outer Banks Voice, 3 Jun. 2019.
- Crist, Joy. “Soundside Section of Former Waterfall Park Cleared.” Island Free Press, 27 Jun. 2018.
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Too bad the offer was refused. It would have been nice to have a park and library in Rodanthe.