Peppermint Park

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Peppermint Park was an amusement park in Houston, Texas. It was open from the 1960s through the early 1990s. It was open year round, and the park was decorated for the current season. For example, pumpkins would be displayed in the fall, and Santa Claus would come visit every December.

The "park" was housed mostly in a large, metal warehouse-type building with a red-and-white-striped exterior. The building had garage doors all around that were opened to create an outdoor environment. Outside areas were used for birthday parties, the park's speciality. Most of the carnival-type rides were geared for small children.

The park was located in the southwest area of Houston, near Sugar Land, Texas, a town named for its affiliation with the Imperial Sugar company. After the park closed, the candy-striped building, repainted gray in recent years, has been used to house an auto-body shop business.

There was also a Peppermint Park located near Gulfgate Shopping Center on IH45 during the 60s.