All the latest news, updates, events, & discoveries!

1939 Aerial View of Rock Point

Thanks to one of our readers, I was able to find an aerial photograph of Rock Point Park from 1939. This is indeed very interesting! Click on the picture to enlarge. The original photo is located at Penn Pilot. You can view the entire photo here. Take a close look… see anything interesting? Let us […]

The Hole in the Water

One of our readers brought something very interesting to my attention. He said that he had always heard that there was a deep hole in the bottom of the Connoquenessing Creek a short way upstream from Rock Point. He described it as being situated just downstream from the upper footbridge (just below the first set of […]

How to use this website

One of the hopes I have for this Newsletter is that it would become a place for readers to have discussions about Rock Point Park. But, it occurred to me that some readers might not be familiar with article-based discussion, so I thought I’d post this brief tutorial to encourage folks to participate. Each article […]

Miniature Train Roadbed

While I was at the property yesterday (see previous article), I also took a fresh look at the miniature train ride area. If you remember, the miniature train was behind the Peristyle building. It encircled the mechanical swings, traveled through a small ravine, made a loop, and headed back to it’s starting point near the […]

The Band Played On

I spent a few hours up at the Rock Point Park property yesterday. I saw a break in the weather, and headed up for a short time of exploration. I had heard from one of the website contributors that a post from the ballfield grandstand could still be seen in the ground near the power-line […]

Winter Beauty

One of our readers/contributors, who lives very close to the Rock Point Park property and takes walks there nearly every day, sent us these beautiful winter scene photos of the area. Enjoy! (click on the thumbnail to see the photo full size)

Modelers Needed!

A Rock Point Park Newsletter reader suggested that we think about building a scale model of the property as it appeared back in 1910. I think that is a wonderful idea! So, I’m seeking volunteers who have some expertise in scale-modeling. Maybe some architects and/or model railroaders will be interested in helping put this project […]

March Meeting

We are working with Pat Shoaf of the Ellwood City Historical Society to plan a Rock Point Park meeting for mid-March. Right now, we’re looking at Friday, March 14 or Friday, March 21 as possibilities. We are very grateful to the ECHS for allowing us the use of their facility for our meetings. For this meeting, we will […]