The Village of Minerva Park takes its name from an Amusement Park that was very popular to folks living in the Columbus Ohio area in the early 1900s. The park was enjoyed for 7 years and featured a Zoological Garden, and Ornithological Museum. There was a Scenic Railway roller coaster and a giant water slide called Shoot the Chutes. Swimming, boating, concerts and fireworks were some of the activities enjoyed at the park. The park remained an attraction until the Olentangy Park was constructed only 3 miles from down town Columbus and drew attention away from Minerva Park. The Minerva Amusement Park, operated from 1895 until 1902. The area of Minerva park encompasses areas of the communities of Bexley, Whitehall, and Valleyview. The Village of Minerva Park was incorporated on July 25, 1940.
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