Tappan Lake Park to celebrate 50th anniversary with fireworks show on Sunday, May 30

May 17, 2010

Tappan Lake Park will celebrate its 50th anniversary season this summer with a real blast on Sunday, May 30.


The park will host a giant fireworks show at dark in honor of the anniversary of the park’s grand opening that was held on the same date in 1960. The event also will be part of the park’s 2010 season-opening weekend celebration.


“Tappan Lake Park has shared 50 great years with all of its guests and fans and the fireworks show is just one way to celebrate,” said John Birney, park manager. “This show and a big Memorial Day Weekend of fun and events will set the tone for 2010 to be one of the best years ever at the park.”

The park and campgrounds officially open for the summer season on Friday, May 28, and plenty of activities are planned for adults and children alike, including the opening of the park's swimming beach. Events also are planned all summer long through the Labor Day holiday weekend.


Special events kick off on Saturday, May 29, with a park Memorial Day service at 10 a.m., followed by activities for tots (ages 4 to 7) and kids (ages 8 to 14) at 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. in the park’s activity center. Horseshoes also will be available beginning at 1 p.m. The disc jockey “Mr. Moe & The Music Machine” is scheduled from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the basketball courts.


On Sunday, May 30, a bike parade is planned at 11 a.m. with all decorated bicycles to be judged. Bingo for tots and kids will be held at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. The giant fireworks show is scheduled at dusk (in case of rain, the show will be held instead on June 5).


Visitors planning to spend a day at the beach or enjoying the other activities available inside the park are admitted for a cost of $5 per vehicle. Season passes are available for $50 per vehicle. The park is open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily and the beach is open seven days a week from noon to 8 p.m.


Overnight camping also is available at a cost of $31.50 per night for a full hookup (includes electric, water and sewer service), $26.50 and $24.50 for a site with electric, and $24.50 per night for a primitive site. Discounts apply for stays of at least 30 days. Reservations can be made by calling the park at (740) 922-3649 or by sending an e-mail to tappan@mwcd.org for availability.


The park also features two-bedroom family vacation cabins that sleep up to six people and include air conditioning, along with salt-box style camper cabins. Overnight boat docking can be purchased by guests of the park.


The park also offers rentals of its picnic shelter for $40 each.


For more information or a complete schedule of activities over the holiday weekend and all summer, contact Tappan Lake Park at (740) 922-3649. Tappan Lake Park is located off Harrison County Rd. 55 a few miles west of Cadiz and just a few minutes off Rt. 250.


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