Centennial’s Lollipop Park auctioning Ferris wheel, miniature practice as COVID-19 forces closure


COVID-19 and related public well being restrictions have overwhelmed one other Denver-area enterprise and now a 26-foot-tall, Italian-made Ferris wheel is headed to the public sale block.
Lollipop Park, a kids’s amusement park inside South Suburban Parks and Recreation district’s Household Sports activities Middle in Centennial is closing after 9 years, its house owners introduced Monday.
Lollipop, which centered on youngsters 10 and beneath, has been shut down since coronavirus began spreading in Colorado in March. Nathan Elinoff, who co-owns the amusement park together with his spouse Louise, mentioned ongoing enterprise restrictions associated to the virus made reopening inconceivable.
“Now we have a fairly small footprint, which implies we have now to be packed to generate profits. It doesn’t make sense to function even at 75% capability,” Elinoff mentioned in a press release. “We get emails on daily basis from people who find themselves simply heartbroken about what has occurred.”
The Elinoffs have owned and operated kids’s amusement facilities in Colorado and elsewhere going again a long time. Earlier points of interest embrace Funtastic Nathan’s, contained in the now long-gone Cinderella Metropolis Mall, and Funtastic Enjoyable, which operated on South Broadway in Englewood till 2010, in line with the Lollipop Park web site.
The park was having fun with document gross sales earlier than the pandemic, in line with its house owners. The Elinoffs hope to open an out of doors park with larger rides when COVID-19 permits. The corporate web site already teases a 2021 opening date.
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Within the meantime, the Elinoffs are holding an on-site public sale at Lollipop Park, 6901 S. Peoria St., on Oct. 21 to promote the smaller points of interest. No minimal costs have been set. All objects will likely be bought to the best bidder, in line with Monday’s new launch. Money, licensed checks or cashier’s checks are required with the complete quantity due that day.
Among the many objects up for public sale:

26-foot-tall Italian-made balloon Ferris wheel
miniature practice
mini teacup trip
vintage funhouse mirrors

“These are fantastic rides and they’re in excellent situation since they’ve been saved indoors,” Nathan Elinoff mentioned in a press release.
A pre-auction inspection begins at 9 a.m. Oct. 21 with the opening gavel coming down at 10:30 a.m. Extra data is offered at spiethandsatow.com or lollipoppark.com.


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