A few weeks ago I got to do something pretty cool.  We all know what Kennywood Park looks like in the summer, but I was able to explore the park at a much quieter time: Winter.

Just because the park is closed doesn’t mean that there is nothing happening.  Many of the rides are taken apart and stored, and much of the heavy maintenance is performed in the off-season.

Without the crowds, the structures and rides take on a graphic quality that is quite beautiful.  Here are some photos:

New signs await stenciling in the paint shop:

The Pittsburgh Plunge with a photo from warmer days:

The Sky Rocket coaster is the newest ride at Kennywood.  It’s located at the site where the old Gran Prix once was:

The queue for the Pittsburgh Plunge: