This is a painting of the old Jolly Cholly's Funland in North Attleboro, MA.
The picture above is what is left of the park's entrance sign. Very sad in my opinion.
This was a very popular park but has been closed since 1979 and most of it is a vacant lot except for a few buildings that host condominiums. After thirty years I would think something would be built on the remaining land.
Jolly Cholly's Funland 171 East Washington Street North Attleboro, Massachusetts
Operated from 1950s to 1979.
History: The park occupied 12 acres. The Ferris Wheel, Kiddie Whip, Merry-Go-Round, kiddie boats, kiddie buggies and Sky Fighter were added in 1959 and in 1960 the roller coaster, Roadway ride and 1865 Train were added.
My dad was there quite a bit throughout his youth as he was from Pawtucket, RI and lived nearby. In fact, after one of his family visits my grandmother discovered she had diabetes. My father stated that they were driving up to her cousins house in Cambridge, MA, when she had her first attack. What brought it on? The monster of a hot fudge sundae that she had at Jolly Cholly's.
I remember loving my visits to the park even though it closed when I was only 9. I especially loved their mile long hot dogs. I did have one bad experience there. I lost my favorite red spring jacket at the park. My first 6 skating badges were sewn onto it's sleeves and I remember crying for days over that loss. My poor mother!
It definitely was a great place once upon a time. If you'd like to see some pictures from 1959 of Jolly Cholly's, check this site out. The current picture and info used can be found here.