Joyland, iconic piece of Wichita history, heading to auction block


After years of sitting empty and multiple fires damaging vacant buildings, an iconic piece of Wichita’s history is heading to the auction block. 

The owners of Joyland Amusement Park are putting the land up for sale. 

Joyland opened in 1949 and closed in 2006. 

It was once one of the largest amusement parks in the Southwest. 

“This is a new opportunity for someone to come in with a redevelopment plan,” explained Braden McCurdy, CEO of McCurdy Auctions. “I know certainly the family would love to see the property remain potentially as an entertainment zone but ultimately the highest and best use may be something different.”

The property will be split in two. One piece will be 42 acres, the other will be 15. They can be bought separately or as one. 

Joyland will be sold at a live auction on November 7. 

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