The closing of Whalom Park on Rt. 13 in Lunenburg Massachusetts saddened many people in the community. For 108 years generations went to the amusement park for old-time non-commercial fun. Families could go for the day and unwind from the long work week, while couples once went there for roller skating and dancing. Whalom was never a Disney World or a Six Flags, but that’s what made it special to so many. Employees who worked there felt like Whalom was their home away from home; now all the community has to look forward to are townhouses. People are upset that there is no place for families, children or people of all ages.
Portions of the community want to get involved but don’t know how. Some think that Whalom Park is too far gone. However, there are many people with a small shimmer of hope, and united in the right way they could make Whalom Park shine again. A local man, Scott A. Lanciani has developed a plan for the community to get involved, through a cooperative ownership, called the New Whalom Park Cooperative, LLC. People can purchase ownership units. This would be a way to win back the people in the surrounding communities; everyone can and would be heard. Local people would own the park. Local people would run the park – A true family environment!
This community based program involves buying cooperative units and owning their piece of the park. All unit holders will be able to vote on key issues and will receive a dividend based on their usage of the new attraction. While we are not a non-profit we have and will continue to operate in that fashion. Help bring back beloved Whalom Park, for generations of today and tomorrow to enjoy!!!
If you have any questions or comments or would like more information on this program, please contact
Scott A. Lanciani at (978) 697-0289 by email: SLanciani@newwhalom.com
Or write us at
New Whalom Coop, LLC
PO Box 592
Leominster, MA 01453-0592