Belmont Park is mentioned in the USA Today article “Return to Oz: Vintage theme parks enjoy an afterlife.”
Belmont Park, San Diego, opened in 1925 as a beachfront amusement center, was on its last legs by the 1970s when the city acquired it. Despite redevelopment-related teardowns, the lease-holder since 2012 has made a financial go of it as a mixed-use retail/entertainment site. Rides that survive include the restored Big Dipper roller coaster, which dates to the park’s earliest days and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The Plunge, also built in 1925 and billed as the “the largest indoor heated pool in Southern California,” is closed for repairs.