RiversideParkIoA[Book: David Cecchi – 2011 – 17x24cm – 130 Pages – Many B&W photos]. From its earliest years as a picnic grove, to its subsequent evolution into a major theme park, Riverside Park (Agawam, Massachusetts) was synonymous with summer for generations of New Englanders. Thousands thrilled to the Cyclone roller coaster and countless other attractions. Riverside’s status as the epicentre of summer recreation in the Northeast continues to this day with the park’s current identity as Six Flags New England. Chapter Points: Introduction; The Grove; Let’s Go!; Let’s Dance!; Come on in, the Water’s Fine!; On the River Side; Playground of the Connecticut Valley (the rides); God Bless Ed Carroll; The Rollaway; The Speedway; A New Era. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Good / Recommended.