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EAGLE POINT FUN LAND
The skating rink was one of the center's main attractions. Constructed with hinged, wooden walls that could be swung upwards to present an open-air pavilion, the rink's special lighting made the blue floor glisten. Music of the day was played to the skaters who kept the rink busy during its daily hours of 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. and Sunday afternoons from 2:00-4:00 p.m. The rink was also used for school and private parties as well as hockey games. Furuseth, who had co-owned the W & W Roller Rink located near the present site of Walmart, and Wagner were both experienced skaters who took alternating weekends managing the rink.
Since Fun Land was built within the quarry, temperatures soared since there was little breeze. After a busy time of racing or skating, customers flocked to the concession stand. In addition to soft drinks and snow cones, popcorn and cotton candy were available.EAGLE POINT PARK.
Fun Land's success began to diminish by the late 1970s when competition from other attractions reduced attendance. The closing of the bridge in 1982 stopped traffic from coming past and liability insurance finally made operating the center impossible. It closed within a few years.
The 1968 through 1989 Dubuque City Directory listed 2705 Rhomberg.
Day, Mike. "Fifty Summers Ago, the Fun Began." Telegraph Herald, July 21, 2013, p. 1 and 6a