Support Joyland Amusement Park

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To: The city of Wichita KS, Wichita City Council, Stan and Margaret Nelson, K-15 Neighborhood Association.
As a result of the unfair treatment of the city/city council, the Nelsons and the K-15 Neighborhood Association toward Joyland Amusement Park we the undersigned believe that:
1. The city of Wichita KS should lift the permanent injunction on any outdoor entertainment or music.
2. The city of Wichita KS, Wichita City Council, the Nelsons and the K-15 Neighborhood Association should work with Joyland Amusement Park.

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  • Tara C
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    • I worked at Joyland the summer of 98 and the summer of 99. I would hate to see such a wonderful place and a wonderful memory to disappear. I hope that the city see what an asset Joyland could be to Wichita if they would just put some money into it. I also hope that the NElsons remember that they loved Joyland at one time. It was a family business. I know for fact that your grandkids grew up at Joyland. Don't let that slip away for their kids.
  • Jeff s. g
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    • its sad we have nothing to brag about in wichita, we lost cowtown and joyland and wild west world, come on now you want a arena, i say save our history of our city save joyland!!!!!!!!!!it makes me want to cry when i see all our citys history pass by and nothing is done to stop it
  • Jennifer "Ginger" T
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    • Save Joyland!
  • Monique M
  • greg
  • Henry S
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    • Simple, all of it; open at 11AM, close at 9PM on weeknights, 10 or 11 on weekends.
  • Brenda R
  • Sarah J
  • RONALD MCCHRISTY J
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    • I went to Joyland as a child and have only fond memories of it. I wanted to take my kids last year but was unable. My loss.
  • Tiffany R
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    • Now that WWW is closed we need something fun to do to keep kids/teenagers out of drugs and trouble.
  • Michelle A
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    • I think Wichita, being the largest city in Kansas, needs something to give it an extra oompf. I support Joyland fully, I think Wild West World made a complete mockery out of everything Kansas and surrounding midwestern states are stereotyped for. I realy hope that Joyland can continue to be a place small children, middle schoolers, high schoolers, and even adults can call a place that they really enjoy. Although in the past few years, Joyland hasn't gotten the fame and recognition I know they could have I believe that now, after seeing the climatic changes in Wichita, with the bankruptcy of Wild West World, and the protests being staged in regards to keeping Joyland alive, I believe the owners will have to respond to these events in nothing other than a positive manner. It really disappoints me to see that someone would go so far to try to shut down one of the few things Wichita can really call fun.
  • Justin S
  • Mike W
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    • I really think Wichita will be missing out without Joyland. It has a great history and so much potential to be an even better park with enough land for additional rides. It is very pretty with all of the trees and has a lot of potential. It would be a shame to see it be permanently closed. Save Joyland!!!
  • John K. S
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    • I remember when I first went to Joyland almost 8 years ago, I loved it. For the next two years after that My family went anualy. Sadly my dad has been relocated several times and currently I'm in Indianapolis. A friend sent this to me and I signed it after not being there for nearly 6 years, thats gotta say something about what a grerat place it is.
  • Ola K
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    • As a Wichita native, I have very fond memories of Joyland & was looking forward to sharing it with my grandson.
  • Tiffany P
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    • Almost everybody I know loves Joyland...everyone in my family held a job there...it was my first real job, my fathers first real job, I had hoped it would become my children's first job. It's part of the History of Wichita I can't see what good would come from letting it die.
  • John I
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    • There is so much history in this park and have some of the oldest PTC trains in opperation, please help them out.
  • Mark C
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    • Please save this park. I visited last summer all the way from Nashville, TN.
  • Melanie
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    • what great memories joyland brings! I love that place!
  • D B Dugan, J
  • cheryl C
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    • this is an historical location...let's save the piano playing clown!
  • Sheri M
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    • I support Joyland regardless of who ends up owning and running the park. I only hope the city will the give the park it's support. If the city of Wichita can give money to Cowtown, Exploration Place and the ice skating rink, it should help support the city's oldest and best amusement park as well.
  • Janet P
  • William L
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    • PLEASE allow Joyland to operate!
  • Charles N
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    • Please keep this charming park. If it finds it's nitch it will be a huge success.
  • Becky A. L
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    • Joyland is a valuable piece of Wichita's history. Why is the city so opposed to an attraction that can support itself??? Joyland is a place for people of all ages and should be allowed to thrive and entertain us.
  • Karen H
  • Jason B
  • Mike M
  • Elizabeth J
  • Christy
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    • I love Joyland! So many memories as a kid and a few memories with my own children. I only hope the city will allow us to continue to make memories.
  • Vivion M
  • Alex A
  • Susan T
  • JIM D. H
  • Tabitha B
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    • I've loved the garbage sucking pig for47 years.
  • Tina W
  • Leon Darnell, j
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    • Get Joyland Back
  • Eleanor B
  • Carl M
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    • save joyland, the only real entertainment in wichita not a wild west world flop. expand a amusment park that has a history and is established.
  • mATT C
  • sarah b
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    • i always enjoyed joyland as a kid, i have enjoyed taking my daughter there, and would love to be able to take my grandchildren and even great grandchildren some day. i believe that joyland could be just as popular as worlds of fun if they could just get the advertisment they were promised
  • ashley barron age 1
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    • i had fun when i went there sometimes it was with my mom, and sometimes it was with day camp at osage park
  • gerald h
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    • hey the city found millions to dump into the white elephant arena and this is good for our neighborhood
  • elizabeth w
  • Sheila S
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    • I grew up in Wichita on Sunnybrook, went to Sowers Elementary,JardineJr. High and want to see Joyland survive for more generations to come !!!
  • Martina T
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    • So many fond memories of Joyland! Especially of the old "Grade Card" days when you were awarded tickets for grades received. I can still remember the way the entrance used to smell like chlorine when they still had the pool. Wichita you've already lost the pool and roller rink don't let the city take away the park. I now live in Tulsa and we recently lost our Bell's amusement park so the city could put in a larger parking lot for its once a year state fair! At least that was the excuse given to cancel Bell's lease. So stand up Wichita and save something that I guarantee you will miss if you let city hall win.
  • Frank T
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    • I grew up in Wichita and always enjoyed going to the park. Of particular enjoyment was seeing the Joyland sign and all the rides lit up at night. Joyland is a part of Wichita history and Wichita would not be the same without the park on Hillside.
  • Mikaela T
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    • My favorite ride as a child was Bulgy the Whale. Joyland isn't old its ageless and deserves respect and preservation.
  • Mallory T
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    • Joyland will go the way of Bell's in Tulsa if the citizens of Wichita don't take a stand. Its part of the landscape that definately deserves to stay!