Officials Hope to Revive CT’s Pleasure Beach

Officials Hope to Revive CT’s Pleasure Beach

Pleasure Beach, straddling the Connecticut communities of Stratford and Bridgeport, used to be a flourishing vacation community. Today, it is an eyesore of abandoned buildings, trash and overgrown brush. But some officials are trying to change that, according to an article on Salon.com.

Carousel at Pleasure Beach Photo/Wikipedia
Carousel at Pleasure Beach Photo/Wikipedia

The Stratford side used to be home to 45 summer cottages. The Bridgeport side — the larger part of the island — was home to a theater, carousel and other buildings. What happened to Pleasure Beach, and the changes in store for it now, is a story of corruption, tragedy, natural forces and heroic efforts. It is a story about the degradation of a happy place, and maybe, finally, its return to life.

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