CENTENNIAL, Colo. — The owners of Centennial’s popular indoor amusement park held an auction on Wednesday, selling off all rides and decor after closing due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“It’s a sad time but we’re moving on,” co-owner Louise Elinoff told Denver7.
Lollipop Park sat in 6,000-square feet inside the Family Sports Center not far from Arapahoe Road, including an indoor Ferris wheel, carousel, bounce houses, and more.
“(We held) over 3,000 birthdays per year,” Elinoff said.
The amusement park was forced to close as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in mid-March. Louise and her husband Nathan ultimately decided not to reopen, and auction off everything.
“Everything must go. Everything will go,” she said.
Auctioneers from Michigan were brought in to sell off the rides to a crowd of other amusement park owners and professionals. The largest ride, the Ferris wheel, ultimately sold for $45,000. It will be staying local, purchased by Lakeside Amusement Park.
“We’re moving onto our next adventure,” Elinoff explained. “We will be reopening in the future with our outdoor amusement park. More of a kiddie land.”
The Elinoffs are planning on opening that park sometime in 2022.