Doling Park has been a cultural and societal landmark in Springfield, Missouri, for more than 130 years. Gail Mitchell’s family members owned some of the park rides when it was a celebrated amusement center. Her sister-in-law, June Roberts, played the organ at the skating rink.
“I took my children without having to pay the twenty-five cents per ride,” Gail says.
The park had a reputation for bringing lovers together.