LakewoodParkIoA[Book: The Guinan Family – 2009 – 17x24cm – 128 Pages – Many B&W photos]. Lakewood Park (Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania) was established in 1916 by the Guinan family as a place to bathe, picnic and camp. It became known as a nature retreat for the nearby miners and their families, and it developed into a destination for swimming, amusement rides, skating, big band dances, ethnic celebrations, political banquets, and more. Chapter Points: Acknowledgments; Introduction; In the Beginning; The Rides (1928 Spillman Carousel, Train, Kiddie Cars, Beep-Beep Cars, Helicopters, Junior Whip, Lindy Loop, Octopus, Looper, Loop-O-Plane, Roller Coaster, Dodgem, Hey Dey, Wild Mouse). The Dance Hall; Ethnic Celebrations; The Theater. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Good.