CLEVELAND, Ohio – A Solon developer bought 377 acres of property in Geauga and Portage counties that was once home to the Geauga Lake amusement park and Sea World, planning to transform the land by building homes, restaurant and retail space.
Industrial Commercial Properties bought the property — in Bainbridge Township and Aurora — from Cedar Fair for an undisclosed amount. While the sale’s closing happened on Friday, the negotiations and planning to find a suitable use for the land has been years in the making.
While the developer plans to build out the area, it will acknowledge what once sat on the site: a theme park that many Northeast Ohioans visited and fondly remember. Geauga Lake closed in 2007 after operating for more than a century. The area will be dubbed “The Geauga Lake District” and will include markers that signify its history, including a roller coaster