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Where's the Lake? History of Chevy Chase Lake Amusement Park

Thursday, November 18, 2021, 7:30 PM until 8:30 PM

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Katharine Kosin
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Why is Bozutto’s new development called Chevy Chase Lake? In 1892 Coquelin Run, a tributary of Rock Creek, was dammed to create a man-made lake and provide electricity for the new trolley line on Connecticut Avenue. At the terminus at Jones Bridge Road and Connecticut Avenue was Chevy Chase Lake Amusement Park. Operating from 1894 to 1936, the park was intended to draw prospective home buyers to the Chevy Chase Land Company's new suburban development. With picnic areas, boating, a bandstand, dancing pavilions, a merry-go-round, and ice skating, the park was a major entertainment venue. Join Chevy Chase Historical Society’s Beth Huffer for the fascinating and forgotten story of the park. Hosted by North Chevy Chase Connections. Access on Zoom here: