Many times, we’d ditch class on pretty days and head to the park. Ironically,
the property was sold to the vo-tech district in 1981 and became a school.
Wedgewood Village closed in 1969 and later became an apartment complex. It was located at NW 63rd and May Avenue in Oklahoma City.
It began when Maurice Woods noticed wives and kids were sitting in the cars waiting for the men to finish hitting golf balls at his popular driving range.
Woods put in a few rides to keep them occupied and it took off. (The name came from hitting a sand wedge and a wood). In 1961, he installed The Tornado, a 75-foot tall roller coaster that competed with The Big Dipper across town.
The only one of the three parks to survive is Frontier City, the western town themed park that started at the Oklahoma City fairgrounds in the 1950s. It moved to its own location in 1958 and has operated under various seasons and owners since them.
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