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Published October 11th 2016
One Night Only
Puzzle Park entrance.
Peer through the cracks in the wooden shelter and you can spot the eerie remains of South Australia's own theme park – Puzzle Park. With go-carts, paddle boats, water slides, a maze, flying fox and giant rocking horse, the Murray Bridge attraction was a much loved destination for family fun for 22 years.
Peer through the cracks.
Puzzle Park opened in 1985 and hosted 95,000 people in its first year. Long weekends saw visitor numbers hit 3,000 a day. Sadly, increased costs of public liability insurance led to its demise in 2007.
Puzzle Park at Murray Bridge
The land has been sold with approval for a retirement village. Before the demolition trucks arrive PowerFM are offering listeners the opportunity to relive memories of the amusement park. It's going to be a Halloween outing with a difference.
Listen in to win your tickets to spend a scary night at Puzzle Park after dark on 31st October from 7.00 – 9.00pm. PowerFM are offering prizes for the best costumes and photos posted with the tag #PowerFMPuzzlePark. There will be guided tours, food trucks, music and limited access to the old rides. Tickets were available to purchase but are now sold out. All is not lost, the radio station will be giving away another 10 passes on air in the lead up to the event.