Re: Playland Memories from a Whitney family relative owners of Playland

09/15/02 - posted by chris alvarez

What ever happened to all the stuff in Sutros's and playland?
I took my daughter this year to show her where we used to go, playland, Sutro's the beach, etc. You can still see the swimming pools.
I grew up in Oakland and one of our favorite places as a teenager was Sutros in th 50's. that place was great to play hide and seek. and,the stuff in there was amazing, i remember the steep entrance steeps, ice rink, pools, prison museum.
Those are great memories for me. I always suspected arson.I wish I had known that one of the carousels is in S.F. Next time, I still visit Oakland at least once a year since most of my family still live there.

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